Latin (Cambridge Pre-U)

Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in Latin

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

  • Unit 1: Unseen translation
  • Students build their knowledge of the Latin language to become familiar with the vocabulary and linguistic structures.
  • Unit 2: Prose composition or comprehension
  • Students develop and demonstrate their knowledge of vocabulary and language structure by:
  • Translating unseen material from English to Greek; or
  • Showing understanding of an unseen prose text through comprehension and questions on grammar and syntax.
  • Unit 3: Prose literature
  • Students study two prose texts from a choice of Cicero, Tacitus, Livy or Seneca.
  • Unit 4: Verse literature
  • Students study two verse texts from a choice of Virgil, Horace, Ovid or Catullus.

Both literature components involve translation, and writing commentaries and essays.

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Unseen Translation

1 hour 45 minutes

33%
(100 marks)

2

Prose/comprehension

1 hour 15 minutes

17%
(50 marks)

3

Prose Literature

2 hours

25%
(75 marks)

4

Verse Literature

2 hours

25%
(75 marks)

 

 

 

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