Key Stage 3 Latin
Latin is taught in Year 8 and 9 and can lead to GCSE, A level and university entrance. We follow the Cambridge Latin Course Books 1 and 2 at Key Stage 3, which teach Latin by reading well constructed and historically accurate stories about life in Pompeii and Roman Britain.

The aim of the course is to teach a basic understanding of the language and the ability to read Latin, quickly and accurately. You will also learn about Roman life and find out how we know what we do by looking carefully at the sources of our knowledge. The skills covered will support learning in a variety of school subjects.

Year 8

  • Everyday life in Pompeii
  • Roman Entertainment
  • Roman Religion
  • Slavery
  • Roman Education
  • Roman Politics
  • The Destruction of Pompeii and its rediscovery
  • Nominative, Accusative and Dative of the noun
  • Present tense, imperfect tense and perfect tense of the verb
  • Temporal Clauses
  • Causal clauses

 

Skills Developed
  • Sentence analysis
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Translation and Comprehension
  • Source evaluation
  • Character and motive analysis in reading passages

Year 9

Key Topics Covered
  • Farming in Roman Britain
  • Celtic culture
  • Roman invasion of Britain
  • King Cogidubus
  • Consolidation of Y9 Grammar
  • Infinitive with possum, volo and nolo
  • Adjectival agreement
  • Qui, quae, quod and the relative clause.
  • The pluperfect tense
Skills Developed
  • As Y8 but the language is met in more advanced contexts.
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How is This Subject Assessed?

There are attainment tests at Stage 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20. These assess progress in the Language. Understanding of Roman civilisation is assessed by work during the course. There is an end of year examination.

There are graded test available for the end of Book1 and for Book2A and 2B.

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