Examination Board: OCR
Link to Specification: Click here.
Skills Gained from Taking this Course
- Linguistic skills: analysis of linguistic structures, awareness of the structures of the components of the Latin and English language.
- Analytical skills: literary, cultural and historical
- Reading skills: texts with challenging content and language
- Written expression and ability to plan and write essays.
- Independent enquiry skills
- Understanding of moral, social and political structures which are foundations of our own
St Marylebone Entry Requirements
To gain entry into the sixth form at St Marylebone School, students must gain a minimum of five 9-6 grades at GCSE and a 5 grade in English and Maths GCSE.
Subject Specific Entry Requirements
A 7 or above in Latin GCSE.
Students should have a good grasp of the Vocabulary, Grammar and Syntax covered in Latin GCSE and enjoy working with the language. They should also enjoy studying the Literature and be able to analyse the different techniques used by authors. Successful students will have intellectual curiosity, will be motivated and inspired by the study of ancient sources, will not be put off by unusual and sometimes difficult Latin texts and will actively develop their knowledge through wider reading.
If you are made an offer, you will be expected to complete the following before your first lesson in September:
Download the AS Level Vocabulary List and start making revision cards for the Vocabulary;
Read: Imperium by Robert Harris and Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes.
Resources Needed for this Course:
To be arranged by the school – if books need to be purchased by students they will be informed in September.