Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 35
EXAM BOARD: OCR
- Bi-annual Greece or Italy trip.
- British Musuem trips.
- Classical theatre trips.
- University lectures.
- Classics competitions.
- Annual Classics Dinner (guest speaker).
Latin A level is very similar to the GCSE with additional time to spend consolidating and improving Latin vocabulary and
language skills; improving English to Latin translation capability; and increased exposure to Latin literature, and the
society, history and values driving it.
The course is suitable for anyone who enjoys Latin or is good at it, loves foreign languages, loves literature, enjoys logical
patterns and puzzle-solving, loves nuances of language and words.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Prose Set Texts: Read Cicero’s brilliant legal rhetoric, marvel at his ingenuity, and see him 'live' on the stage of Roman
Republican History. Read Tacitus’ biting and perceptive history of different Roman emperors.
Verse Set Texts: Read the irreverent, funny, saucy love poetry of Catullus or Ovid. Read Vergil’s intense epic poem showing
the glory and human pity of war, and the tragedy of beautiful people crushed by Fate.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Latin A level opens up many possibilities at university and in the world of work. Classicists go on to be Prime Ministers, top
civil servants, CEOs, bankers, editors and actors. Former SWPS Latin students have gone on to careers in civil service fasttrack, medicine, biochemistry, management consulting, accountancy, finance and IT.
Grade 7 Latin GCSE.
Language - unseen
One prose translation (Livy); one verse (Ovid)
Language - prose
Translate one paragraph of English into Latin
Prose set texts
Verse set texts
Translation, comprehension and passage
analysis (2 hrs each).