Classics

Key Stage 3

Year Group

Areas of Study

8 Latin

Cambridge Latin Course Book 1

In each stage the study of the Latin language is set in its historical context by studying 12 aspects of Roman life and culture:

Term 1 Stages 1-2: Introduction to the Roman family, houses, food and daily life; basic work on nouns and verbs

Term 2 Stages 3-4: The town of Pompeii and its forum; developing case usage and verb endings

Term 3 Stages 5-6: Entertainment in the Roman Theatre and Roman use of slavery; Latin plurals and introduction of the perfect & imperfect tenses

Term 4 Stages 7-8: The Romans and the supernatural & focus on the Roman amphitheatre; further study of the perfect & imperfect tenses and introduction of the accusative plural

Term 5 Stages 9-10: The Roman baths and Roman schools; introduction of the Dative case and consolidation of verb tenses, with special focus on the present

Term 6 Stages 11-12: Roman elections and the archaeological implications of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; verbs that take the dative and general consolidation of the three tenses covered by the course: present, perfect, imperfect

9 Latin

Cambridge Latin Course Book 2

In each stage the study of the Latin language is set in its historical context by studying appropriate aspects of Roman life and culture:

Term 1 Stage 13-14: Roman influence in Britain, especially on the economy & agriculture; the infinitive, volo & possum

Term 2 Stage 14-15: How the Romans governed Britain, with special focus on King Cogidubnus; use and agreement of adjectives

Term 3 Stage 15-16: The palace at Fishbourne; revision of verb tenses & introduction of the pluperfect

Term 4 Stage 16-17 Alexandria and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the genitive Case

Term 5 Stages 17-18 Life in Roman Egypt, with a focus on glassmaking; more on adjectives

Term 6 Stages 19-20 The worship of Isis and ancient medicine; hic, haec, hoc & imperatives; the present participle

Students also gain a qualification: Entry Level Latin (OCR)

9 Greek

Textbook: Athenaze Book 1

Term 1 – Chapters 1 & 2: introduction to verbs and nouns in 1st & 2nd declensions

Term 2 – Chapters 3 & 4: imperatives and infinitives; plurals; verb ‘to be’

Term 3 – Chapters 5 & 6: pronouns & adjectives; middle verbs

Term 4 – Chapters 7 & 8: 3rd declension nouns and adjectives

Term 5 – Chapters 9 & 10: focus on participles; impersonal verbs; introduction of the strong aorist tense

Term 6 – Chapters 11 & 12: Further work on the weak and strong aorist tenses

Key Stage 4  

Latin

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

  • Completing the Cambridge Latin Course
  • Developing understanding of grammar and syntax
  • Learning the prescribed vocabulary
  • Working on the key skills of translation and comprehension
  • Learning to translate sentences into Latin
  • Reading a verse set text: selection from Virgil’s Aeneid
  • Reading a prose set text: selection from letters, history and legal speeches
  • Learning commentary skills – writing about the texts
  • Discussing the ideas presented by the set authors

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Language paper: translation & comprehension

1 hour 30 minutes

50%

2

Prose literature

1 hour

25%

3

Verse literature

1 hour

25%

Greek

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

  • Continuing to use the Course Athenaze
  • Developing understanding of grammar and syntax
  • Learning the prescribed vocabulary
  • Working on the key skills of translation and comprehension
  • Reading verse & prose set texts – Homer and the historian Herodotus
  • Discussing the ideas presented by the set authors

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Language: translation & comprehension

1 hour 30 minutes

50%

2

Prose literature

1 hour

25%

3

Verse literature

1 hour

25%

Classical Civilisation

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

  • Year 10 – Thematic study – Women in the ancient in the world
  • Students compare and contrast the position of women in Greece and Rome over various topics such as religion, politics, the home, law and myth and legend
  • Study a range of source material from the ancient world covering: comic and tragic plays, letters, biographies, historical accounts and also visual sources and archaeology
  • Year 11 – Literature and Culture – Roman City Life
  • Study a range of depth studies including housing, leisure and entertainment from a range of Roman cities
  • Find out what the Romans thought about their own experiences of everyday life through their own accounts and also archaeology and evaluate its usefulness
  • Over both units learn and enhance key skills such as debating and forming coherent arguments, analysis of source material and evaluating the usefulness of a wide range of different source material

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Women in the Ancient World (examination)

1 hour 30 minutes

50%

2

Roman City Life (examination)

1 hour 30 minutes

50%