The importance of Latin as the basis for many European languages in terms of vocabulary and grammar is undeniable. Knowledge of Latin is very useful for English students. It is fundamental to so many areas of learning. Bilborough College gives you the opportunity to study Latin during year thirteen to GCSE Higher Tier. The course does not require any previous knowledge. You will be given the opportunity to study elements of the language, literature and culture of the Roman world. In unit one you will look at Latin passages based on mythology and Roman domestic life. Unit two will focus on language via historical stories. You will then move onto Latin Prose and Verse for units three and four. Each unit will have an hour long exam.
This is a fabulous opportunity for those students who want to:
- develop their love of language study (English and foreign)
- further their analytical skills
- enrich their spoken and written English
- Compete with, arguably, more privileged students in the private sector for whom Latin is taught as a matter of course. The inclusion of Latin on one’s CV or UCAS application form may well be a door opener.
You will develop a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally, including an awareness of the relationship of the languages of today. You will develop an ability to read texts in Latin and be able to appreciate Latin literature.
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“It can be said that studying Classics can lead to a wider appreciation of human values and achievements, and a more objective understanding of ourselves and our times. It will hone your logical, intellectual, linguistic and writing skills which are so important to today’s business world. Our undergraduates have gone on to a variety of occupations and have been accepted in graduate programs nationally and internationally. You may choose occupations or go on to further studies in areas such as Museum Work, Archaeology, Heritage and Rescue Archaeology, Publishing, Law, Library Information Sciences, Education, Art Conservation, Private School Latin Teachers, Art Galleries, Civil Service, Policing Services, Ministerial Work, Administration, the Finance Sectors and Medicine.” -This extract is taken from Queen’s University Classics Department, Ontario, Canada.