Examining Board: Eduqas
1 hour 30 mins
50% of qualification
Students will be given an unseen passage to Latin to read, interpret and translate. They will use their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax to translate a passage of Latin and to answer comprehension questions. Learners will also have to demonstrate their knowledge of Latin derivations and recognise elements of Latin accidence and syntax.
Either: Translate a small number of simple sentences from English to Latin. Or: Recognise a small number of grammatical and syntactical points in a short passage of Latin.
1 hour 15 mins
30% of qualification
Students study passages from Latin Literature and sources (paintings, mosaics, sculptures, buildings, graffiti) on a given theme (e.g Schools and Education or Roman Leisure Activities).
Students show their knowledge of prescribed passaged and source materials. They will have to select, analyse and respond to elements of literary style and show an awareness of cultural and social context of the materials.
20% of qualification
Choice of 2 narrative passages or prose and verse (Ovid and Tacitius).
Students must show their knowledge of the passage, analyse aspects of the literary style, show awareness of the context and evaluate evidence from across the text.
Students study sources (as before) on a chosen topic (e.g. Religion in the Roman World) and show knowledge of the Roman World through analysis of the material and evaluation of evidence from across the text.
Latin, and more broadly Classics, is such a multi-faceted subject, that it prepares students for a variety of careers. The study of Classics covers disciplines such as: literature, language, linguistics, politics, history, art, architecture, anthropology, literary criticism, law, rhetoric and philosophy. The need for attention to detail in the study of the language and for critical and evaluative skills means that the student of Classics is well prepared for entering a large variety of careers, such as: law, politics (Boris Johnson), journalism, teaching, academia (Mary Beard, Edith Hall), writing (C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling), broadcasting, curating and many more.
Across the Rubicon by Tom Holland, Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson, Orchard Book of Greek Myths, The Odyssey and The Iliad by Homer, The Aeneid by Virgil, The Metamorphoses by Ovid, Amo, Amas, Amat…and all that by Harry Mount, Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - a rewriting of Sophocles' Antigone, The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes - a rewriting of Sophocles' Oedipus from the perspective of his wife and mother, Jocasta, Circe and The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller.