Year 7

Latin

In Year 7 students study Stage 1-7 of the Cambridge Latin Course. This will give them an understanding of basic Latin grammar including simple sentence structure, nominative and accusative cases, and 1st, 2nd singular and 3rd person singular and plural verbs in the present, perfect, and imperfect tenses.

They will also explore the daily lives and culture of the ancient Pompeiians, including taking part in a Roman Feast and creating theatre masks.

Year 8

Latin

In Year 8, students study Stages 8-12 of the Cambridge Latin Course. They build on their language skills from Year 7 by also studying accusative plural nouns, 2nd and 3rd person plural verbs in present, perfect, and imperfect tenses, comparative and superlative adjectives, and questions.

They also continue to study aspects of ancient Roman culture, including gladiators, education, and the Roman baths. They will also study the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, examining the impacts on the ancient city and the archaeological site.

Year 9

Latin

In Year 9 students study stages 13-18 of the Cambridge Latin course. They cover more complex aspects of Latin grammar including the pluperfect tense, modal verbs and infinitives, adjectival agreement, impersonal phrases, and the genitive case.

The cultural aspect of the course now turns to other parts of the Roman Empire, including study of Boudica in Roman Britain and Alexandria in ancient Egypt.

Year 10

Latin

In Year 10 students begin their preparations for their OCR GCSE Latin examinations. We continue to look at stories from the Cambridge Latin Course from Stage 19 onwards, covering all aspects of grammar required for the GCSE. The last part of the year is focused upon studying the cultural context, translation, and analysis of the prose set text.

Classical Civilisation

In Year 10 students cover the first half of the OCR GCSE course. We study the Myth and Religion Unit.

Year 11

Latin

Year 11 begins with grammar consolidation and revision. We then study the remaining part of the prose set text and the verse set text, leaving time at the end of the year for revision of the OCR GCSE.

Classical Civilisation

In Year 11 Students cover the War and Warfare topic of the OCR GCSE.

Year 12

Latin

Students begin their studies for their OCR A Level. They build on their understanding of GCSE grammar, whilst also studying their prose and verse set texts.

Classics

Students being their studies for their OCR A Level. They will study both the Greek Theatre and the first half of the World of the Hero unit.

Year 13

Latin

Students continue their studies for their OCR A Level. They consolidate their understanding of their grammar whilst also studying their prose and verse set texts.

Classics

Students continue their studies for their OCR A Level. They study the second half of the World of the Hero unit whilst also studying the Politics of the Late Republic unit.