- A level (OCR)
- 2 years
Latin is a fascinating subject - designed to inspire, motivate and challenge, and encouraging students to read widely to gain a deeper understanding of the life and culture of the ancient world. Employers such as GCHQ and MI5 often seek to recruit Latinists because of their language skills and code-breaking abilities, and Cambridge University ranks its Classicists as one of the most employable of its Arts graduates because of the array of transferable skills the subject offers.
During this course you will gain a deep understanding of Latin language and literature, learning to write in Latin, and to analyse a number of famous texts.
Teaching is based on the university seminar, where you will prepare translations of the set texts before the lesson, while discussing passages and analysing the literary techniques within class. You will also have an opportunity to be involved in trips to Greece or Italy.
As one of very few schools in the area and, increasingly, the country to offer a traditional Classical education, we’re proud of our excellent results. A significant proportion of our Latinists go on to study Latin or Classics at some of the best universities in the world, including Cambridge and UCL.
This subject is for you:
if you enjoy puzzles, linguistic analysis and language. You will have an aptitude for literary-criticism, critical-thinking and code-breaking.