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24/05/20

Eid Mubarak to those in our HACH community who are celebrating the end of Ramadan. https://t.co/BsUXu0oUP0

22/05/20

It’s day 5 of awareness week. Adrian in Year 7 showed how when he put together a compilation of his Grandma’s favourite Polish 🇵🇱 songs for her to listen to. Well Done Adrian, that’s a lovely thing to do. Check out our challenge for today... https://t.co/B2GwNng5Jd

21/05/20

It’s Day 4 of awareness week. Miss Moore has baked a vegan Victoria sponge for her mum. Miss Jones, brownies for her elderly neighbours Brenda & Reg. made a traditional dessert from Santander called Quesada 🇪🇸. What will you make? https://t.co/zqCF68pU0o

21/05/20

Wow! We’re incredibly proud of you Tarkan! https://t.co/pN0u7Szkji

20/05/20

Our Staff have been overwhelmed with messages of thanks, it is very much appreciated. We miss our students very much and cannot wait to see them in person when the time comes. https://t.co/WVzUcDLMy0

20/05/20

It’s Day 3 of awareness week. Due to Covid, Miss Yeldham was unable to run the Costa Rica fundraising event and therefore donated the Easter Eggs for the event to the staff at Basildon Hospital. https://t.co/9QYvcMPo6u

19/05/20

How wonderful! A thank you can mean so much. the HACH community is very lucky to have you. https://t.co/3r86YNBhEb

19/05/20

Well Done Isabel! That looks like a good cuppa. HACH community, don’t forget to share your acts of kindness with us ⁦https://t.co/bFDvY7YsWg

19/05/20

Day 2 of the awareness week HACH kindness challenge: Send a letter to someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Or like & her Nan, embrace the wonders of modern technology and use video calling (ears and whisker filters are optional) https://t.co/ZEV89SX5ad

18/05/20

Congratulations Eshaal! Well done to the students who took part in the Juniper Book Awards and thank you to Miss Lock for your efforts. https://t.co/vnuZKYwJGj https://t.co/EqjA2IxLuH

18/05/20

Our physical health and mental health go hand in hand, we’re . A fantastic effort from our PE team and HACH Students! https://t.co/EeoDXjzWQi

18/05/20

It’s awareness week! Our first act of comes from Mr Jerden who made a tea for Mrs Jerden. This is our Kindness challenge for today: Make a tea for someone in your household. Share your acts of Kindness... . . https://t.co/oe1lstg5Gt

13/05/20

Over the course of the week and beyond, we will be encouraging our students and school community to share their acts of kindness (no matter how small!) by tagging and using the . 2/2 https://t.co/UsVg8JPE9o

13/05/20

How are you doing? Next week is mental health awareness week led by the foundation. The theme is kindness & we have prepared a family newsletter giving information and tips for maintaining positive mental health. 1/2 https://t.co/OVDctsEi3o

04/05/20

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

This week’s challenge is how many shoulder taps can you do in 1 minute? Can you beat Miss Freeman’s score of 116? All you need is a stopwatch, yourself and a little bit of space! https://t.co/SriarEjXNR

03/05/20

03/05/20

In this weeks student bulletin: All things futures from ⁦⁩ & some inspirational speakers from ⁦⁩. We look at how Great Britain celebrated VE Day in 1945 & who has been awarded character merits this week? Students, check your inboxes to find out! https://t.co/efnXNzHXF2

29/04/20

Fantastic opportunities available from the youth hub, follow the contact details to book a place! https://t.co/OGnPuzN58F

29/04/20

This is a great way to learn a language and to support students who are learning remotely! ⁦https://t.co/7XezH1YKdm

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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.