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22/08/19

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So proud of all Classics and Latin students. Amazing performance for with all students getting Level 9s amd A*.

22/08/19

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Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement. https://t.co/8VFFPIKSPl

20/08/19

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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

19/08/19

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We're so proud of all our Sixth Formers on their . Great to see them taking their next steps - whether that's university, an apprenticeship or employment. We can't wait to see what they do next. Here's a round-up of all their successes: https://t.co/I713jYXeX7 https://t.co/ooYTrgebv6

15/08/19

A Level students achieve record success! 😁 https://t.co/22JWigRxfx https://t.co/Q9udvnlp7t

15/08/19

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Congratulations to student Daniel who has gained an amazing 7 A* grades and is off to to read Maths. He's going to be speaking about his fantastic achievement on the later this afternoon https://t.co/OmeZfhakxQ

15/08/19

And it begins 😬 🤞🏻 https://t.co/0KdYMygsVD

15/08/19

Results day 😬 We are open for results to be collected from 8:30am until 10:30 this morning. Best of luck to everyone 😁

17/07/19

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Roman Londinium walk with ‘s youngest Classicists. https://t.co/UleiuSSVjc

17/07/19

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A fantastic event for HACH students interested in medicine last week with - some strong stomachs needed!! Well done to all involved. https://t.co/bqCxwlEumD

17/07/19

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Some fabulous artwork on display this morning! https://t.co/FUL7CN3Gto

16/07/19

Wasn’t it just amazing 😁

16/07/19

Half way through our fantastic summer show. Time for a drink and some food 😁 🎉 https://t.co/ylcEsc5veb

14/07/19

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14/07/19

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YMCA! https://t.co/zmuRXZmELv

14/07/19

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End of stay disco https://t.co/Cr5PSMBZZQ

14/07/19

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Group 2 ready for activity 4! https://t.co/foBy9cQPJN

14/07/19

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Survival skills! https://t.co/DR4d8MiUhR

14/07/19

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Activity 4! https://t.co/K1E4rTSnPx

14/07/19

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This weekend is all about teamwork! https://t.co/zJ1x7uoOQm

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Latin

To study A Level Latin, you will need to have gained at least a Level 6 in GCSE Latin. This A Level would suit students who:

  • Are enjoying their GCSE in Latin
  • Love the mental challenge of translating a language with inflections and grammatical rules which are often very different to our own
  • Are interested in any aspects of the Roman world, but especially their literature
  • Want a seriously-respected A Level subject on their UCAS forms and CVs.

Latin (OCR H443)

Over the course of the A/AS level, students will study the works of at least four different authors in preparation for the Language and Literature examinations. In both the Prose and Verse Literature components students will be required to read additional literature in translation in order to understand the context from which the set texts have been taken.

Students continue to develop their understanding of Latin grammar from Key Stage 4 and are expected to translate and answer comprehension questions on unseen texts and comment on prepared literature (both verse and prose). Texts include Cicero’s Philippics and Horace's Satyr. In Year 12 students also learn to compose in Latin. Students are assessed via regular tasks relating to their exams, such as translations, comprehensions and literary criticism.


What does A Level consist of?

The new A Level specification consists of four units.

  • Unseen Translation (33%). Translation of a prose and a verse passage from Latin to English. Livy and Ovid will be the authors from which the passages will be taken.
  • Prose Composition or Comprehension (17%). Either answer questions on a prose passage in Latin or translate approximately 100 words from English into Latin. These are based on any prose author.
  • Prose Literature (25%). Two texts are studied with questions set on style and content; there is also an essay on one of the set texts and further reading in English: Cicero, Philippic II (his attack on Marcus Antonius) and Apuleius, Metamorphoses V.
  • Verse Literature (25%). This follows the same model as the Prose Literature. Horace, Satires I and Ovid, Amores II.

Where could this subject take you?

Latin provides a fascinating insight into how other languages work and the foundations of European culture. Not only does it benefit linguists with keen analytical minds, but it can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the classical world. So, if you are considering law, languages, history, medicine, literature or philosophy then the skills you will pick up in Latin are infinitely transferable. Latin is recognised and respected by top universities as a rigorous, academic subject and will stand out on application for any degree subject.

Good Classics graduates can end up working in a huge range of professions including accountancy, marketing, teaching, law, banking and advertising, to name just few.