It is often said that Latin is a dead language. But Latin is alive and well and being used by you every day! These words are all Latin:
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Why study Latin?
- Latin is still used widely in Medicine and the Law
- Latin is a very precise language and you will find your English grammar and vocabulary will improve as you study Latin.
- The culture and civilisation of the Romans still surround and inspire us.
- A Latin qualification on your UCAS form will show that you are a logical and methodical thinker who pays careful attention to detail and has a sensitive approach to language.
Did you realise that these people studied Latin or Classics (a combination of Latin and Greek) at university?
- C.S.Lewis (author of the Narnia books)
- Martha Lane Fox (founder of Lastminute.com)
- J.K.Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books)
- Chris Martin (Coldplay)
- Boris Johnson (mayor of London and MP)
- Tom Hiddleston (actor)
Subject Leader: Mrs G Wilson (email@example.com)
We follow the Cambridge Latin Course, a story-based approach which gives us the chance to learn about the Romans as people while we learn their language. In Years 7 and 8, students alternate weekly lessons in Latin Language and Roman Civilisation. With the introduction of a new GCSE syllabus for first examination in June 2018, the course offered at Fort Pitt is being restructured to suit the new demands.
CLC Book I Stages 1-4 and The Roman Army
CLC Book I Stages 5-8 and Slavery
Year 9-11 GCSE Latin
- This new examination for first award in Summer 2018 comprises 3 papers:
- Component 1: Latin Language
- Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 50% of qualification
- Section A: Comprehension and translation passages from Latin into English
- Section B: Translation of simple sentences from English into Latin
Component 2: Latin Literature and Sources (Themes)
- Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 30% of qualification
Component 3: Roman Civilisation
- Written examination: 1 hour
- 20% of qualification either Entertainment and Leisure or Daily Life in a Roman Town