Latin (Cambridge Pre-U)

Minimum entry criteria

B in Latin

Board

CIE

Outline of the Course

  • Reading of a range of authors in Year 12 to improve fluency & understanding of Roman literature
  • Unseen translation practice throughout the course and consolidation of grammar in Year 12
  • Prose composition – learning to translate from English to Latin (from the start of Year 12)
  • Reading the ‘paired texts’: Virgil Aeneid Book 10 and Lucan Civil War Book 1, beginning in Year 12
  • Reading the set prose text - Cicero: First Speech against Catiline, beginning in term 5 of Year 12
  • Learning commentary and essay skills throughout the course

Assessment

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

 

 

 

 

A2

1

Examination: Verse literature - Virgil & Horace – paired texts

2hrs 15 mins

90 marks

30%

2

Examination: Prose Literature - Cicero

 

1hr 30 mins

60 marks

20%

3

Examination: Unseen translation (Latin to English in prose & verse)

2 hours

90 marks

30%

4

Examination: Prose Composition (English to Latin) or Comprehension

1 hr 30 mins

60 marks

20%

 

 

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