The Language paper consists of comprehension and translation of Latin stories, with the option of either writing some short Latin sentences or answering questions on the language of the passage.
Plus any TWO of the following:
- Literature and Culture: a study of Roman life through primary sources, all in English. The topics will be myths and beliefs, including the Roman gods, and the Romans in Britain.
- Prose literature: a study of some selections of Latin historical literature. The selection includes the mysterious death of Germanicus and actions of an unscrupulous legacy hunter.
- Verse literature: a study of some selections of Latin poetry, including a choice between an extract from Virgil’s Aeneid or poems on the theme of ‘passions and poisons’.
We consult each class about which of the optional papers they would like to prepare. Whatever their choice, a study of Roman life and reading Latin literature is included in the course.
There are three examination papers, all of which are taken at the end of Year 11.
There is no coursework or controlled assessment in this qualification.
- Compulsory Language paper, 1 hour 30 mins (50% of total mark)
- Optional papers, 1 hour each (25% of total mark each)
- Any two of the following components: Literature and Culture, Prose literature or Verse literature