GCSE LATIN AND/OR CLASSICAL GREEK. WHY TAKE A CLASSICAL LANGUAGE FOR GCSE? They are the “crunchiest” subjects on the curriculum! It encourages logical.

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  • 1 GCSE LATIN AND/OR CLASSICAL GREEK
  • 2 WHY TAKE A CLASSICAL LANGUAGE FOR GCSE? They are the “crunchiest” subjects on the curriculum! It encourages logical and analytical thinking! A perfect partner to Maths!
  • 3 It develops your linguistic skills which can help you learn other languages more easily! Double or triple up with Classical Greek, French, German or Spanish!
  • 4 By reading classical texts which are over 2000 years old, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for modern and classical English texts ranging from Dickens to JK Rowling and from CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien to Suzanne Collins It improves your literary analysis
  • 5 It helps you to learn scientific, medical, architectural and legal terms faster and more effectively pharmacology ophthalmology gerontology cardiology oculus farmakon o)Fqalmov gerwn kardia oculus quid pro quo
  • 6 To be a citizen of the world! Classics for Classics’ sake! A knowledge of Classics permeates through every corner of western culture and society!
  • 7 GCSE LATIN AND/OR GREEK The New Specification 2016 (9-1) The Language: translation and comprehension skills Literature: set texts by authors such as Virgil and Tacitus/Julius Caesar and Herodotus and Homer. Roman/Greek culture
  • 8 What will I study in Year 10? Cambridge Latin Course Bk III and IV The stories feature life in Roman Britain and the city of Rome Roman Life topics include Rome as a city, the forum, and Entertainment ( Chariot- racing, and Gladiators). By the end of Year 10, most of the language and vocabulary required at GCSE has been covered We begin reading the literature set text for GCSE from the February half term in Year 10.
  • 9 YEAR 11 - GCSE Syllabus Literature – (Prose and Verse 2 X 1hr) 50% Language (100 marks – 1hr30mins) 50% (There is a defined vocabulary list) Additional content – Recognise, analyse and explain grammatical structures. No Controlled assessment No Oral
  • 10 Literature: Prose selection 2018 -19 110-120 lines Topics: Druids and Boudica’s rebellion Authors: Julius Caesar/Tacitus and Tacitus Julius Caesar encountered the Druids during his conquest of Gaul from 58 -49 BC. They were priests recruited mainly from the nobility and they were the only men powerful enough to organise opposition to Roman rule.
  • 11 Boudica’s rebellion Following the death of her husband, Prasutagus, and the treatment that followed, Boudica roused the Iceni and Trinobantes tribes to rebel against the Romans. They subsequently destroyed the cities of Colchester, London and St Albans, before being conquered eventually by the Romans in the “Battle of Watling Street.”
  • 12 Summary! Interesting, enjoyable and stimulating Combines well and supports other subjects No controlled assessment and no oral Following Gove’s introduction of the English Baccalaureate, classical languages now have equal status with MFL. You may choose Latin as your ONLY language for GCSE!
  • 13 Latin and Greek are not for the faint hearted or the work shy and it takes 90% to achieve an A* but we are successful in helping the girls achieve the best result for them. Results, pre-reforms, for 2014 and 2015 2014 (Best results across all departments) Latin – 8A*, 5A, 2B Greek – 1 A*, 1A, 1B 2015 – Latin 7A*, 8A, 2B and 2C Greek – 1A*, 1A, 1B
  • 14 Classics Visit to Italy- October 2016 Easter Holidays Rome and Sorrento Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Tivoli (Hadrian’s villa and villa d’este), and Amalfi.
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  • 16 Idyllic Amalfi!- Chill out day
  • 17 At the Thermopolium in Pompeii
  • 18 ‘I’m so glad I did Latin GCSE. It definitely gives you an advantage; it’s really interesting and useful and helps the learning of grammar and vocabulary in French and Spanish.’ valete!
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