Latin GCSE has been offered at Redborne since 2011 and we are very excited to be one of the few state schools across the country to be offering it as part of the curriculum. Between twenty and thirty-five students sit the exam each year, achieving excellent results - 93.1% achieved A*-B in 2016.
There are three parts to the GCSE course: Latin Language, Roman Civilisation, and Latin Literature.
We use the Cambridge Latin course as a core textbook to study the grammar and vocabulary of the language, with additional texts as required. Students are expected to learn vocabulary and undertake translation on a regular basis. We also do some role playing, some cooking, and occasionally singing!
We run an educational visit to Rome, Pompeii, and Herculaneum every other year so that each student gets a chance during the course to take part in an experience that really brings the history we study to life.
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