The course continues to develop translation and comprehension skills, introducing more complex Latin grammar in preparation for reading extracts from original texts. In Year 10 the city of Rome and aspects of Roman society in the 1st century AD are studied. Towards the end of Year 10 and in Year 11 students read selected historical and narrative extracts and some poetry by classical authors such as Pliny, Tacitus, Ovid, Virgil, Catullus and Martial.
We continue to follow the Cambridge Latin Course during Year 10, improving the fluency of translation and comprehension work and learning about life in Rome during the 1st century A.D.
Towards the end of Year 10 and into Year 11 we start to read extracts from Latin authors such as Virgil, Pliny, Catullus, Horace, Martial and Tacitus. For the GCSE literature exams pupils are required to answer questions on the content and style of passages they have studied. The optional history paper involves the study and analysis of primary source material as a means of learning about life in the classical world.
There are four 1-hour exam papers for GCSE Latin, each worth 25% of the total mark.
Paper 1 Language June exam session
Paper 2 Language June exam session
Paper 3 Prose Literature June exam session
Either Paper 4 Verse Literature or Paper 5 Roman Sources June exam session