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    Latin/Greek

    A Level in Latin/AS Greek will enable learners to:

    • develop an appropriate level of competence in the language studied
    • acquire the language skills which enable learners to read literary texts, both prose and verse, in the original language
    • develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the literary, historical and cultural features of the ancient world
    • acquire the literary skills which enable learners to read ancient literature, both prose and verse, in its original language with appropriate attention to literary techniques, styles and genres
    • apply analytical and evaluative skills at an appropriate level which show direct engagement with original texts in the ancient language
    • make an informed personal response to the material studie
    • begin to develop a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally

    Students will be expected to study a range of authors’ work in order to develop a wider vocabulary and more complex understanding of syntax and accidence. This will enable them to translate unseen passages, and answer comprehension and grammar questions on an unseen prose passage.

     

    Over the course of the A/AS level, learners will have studied 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.

     

    For A level Latin prose, the unseen author will be Pliny and the set text authors are likely to be Cicero and Tacitus. For A level Latin verse, the unseen author will be Ovid and the set texts authors are likely to be Virgil and Ovid.

     

    For AS Greek prose, the set texts authors are likely to be Thucydides and Xenophon.  For AS Greek verse, the unseen author will be Euripides and the set texts authors are likely to be Homer and Sophocles.

     

    Entry Requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy

    Special Requirements: Including 'B' or above in Latin or Ancient Greek GCSE.

    Exam Board: OCR