In the wake of films like ?300?, ?Gladiator? and "Troy" and a resurgence of interest in the ancient world, classical subjects are now more relevant to our world and culture than ever before. Yet, ironically, it has never been more difficult to gain access to courses which can enable us to learn more about societies which have so deeply shaped our own. Hence we are offering a GCSE Latin class.
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In the wake of films like ?300?, ?Gladiator? and "Troy" and a resurgence of interest in the ancient world, classical subjects are now more relevant to our world and culture than ever before. Yet, ironically, it has never been more difficult to gain access to courses which can enable us to learn more about societies which have so deeply shaped our own. Hence we are offering a GCSE Latin class open to absolutely everyone who has ever wondered what makes Romans really tick. We believe that Latin as a language is an excellent means of improving powers of logical thought and written expression but also see a study of Latin literature as a way of exploring the wider context of Latin, in its deeper meanings and significance for Roman culture (And our own). Actually learning Latin gives the student a window into the Roman soul which translations can never really do, and can lead to a very satisfying (and useful) GCSE!
Paper 1: Language 1 (compulsory) Paper 2: Verse Literature (compulsory) Virgil Aeneid 4 (selections), the story of Dido and Aneneas Paper 3: Language 2 (optional) Paper 4: Prose Literature (optional) A small selection, including Pliny's letter on the eruption of Vesuvius Paper 5: Roman Life Topics (optional)
Exam fees will be charged ? ?36.00 in 2008
An alternative approach - For any student who would like to seize this opportunity to learn Latin in its cultural context with the support of a tutor, but who does not wish or need to progress as far as te GCSE examination within the next school year, it will now be possible to follow the Cambridge Latin course and to work towards certificates awarded by the Cambridge Schools Classic Project. Please discuss your individual requirements with the course tutor.
By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to develop:
· A significant knowledge of Latin knowledge vocabulary (based on GCSE word list)
·A clear understanding of the basics of Latin grammar
·The skills required to translate Latin into good English
·The ability to appreciate the works of a variety of Roman writers in their cultural and literary context
·An awareness of the influence of Roman civilisation on later societies (including our own)
Elise Jones has a degree in Classics from Cambridge University. On completing her PGCE she gained experience in a variety of schools before settling in Cambridge, where she taught for almost 8 years. Her experience has encompassed both Latin and Greek to GCSE and A Level and, in more recent years, examination marking for GCSE. She ran a successful Latin GCSE course here at Hills Road in 2005/6
Day and time: Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm
Start date: 22 Sept
Number of sessions: 30
Tuition fees: £270
Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.