Head of Department: Kat Hutton
Exam board: OCR
Latin A-level is taught in small classes and by specialist teachers. Our students enjoy annual trips to university study days and lectures. Students read a wide range of literature – both verse and prose and through this will gain a deep understanding of life and culture of the ancient world.
In Year 12 students visit Rome on our study tour and see an exciting selection of monuments and the ancient capital. This includes dining at the British School in Rome where they also attend an evening lecture. The programme of study days and trips that we provide is designed to take our students far beyond what is required for the final exam and give them an insight into why we are so passionate about this exciting subject.
Students sit written exams on unseen and seen texts. They are expected to demonstrate skill in translation, comprehension and literary analysis. There is also an optional element of prose composition.
Average of the A Level results in Latin achieved by Ipswich School students over the most recent three year period (2017, 2018 and 2019) A* 0%, A*-A 56%, A*-B 89%, A*-C 100%