Latin A Level
Head of Department: Ms Kat Hutton
Who can deny the continuing influence of the ancient world on
our own when faced with headlines about the Olympics and the
controversy surrounding the choice of Ovid ‘amores’ as a Latin A
Level set text?
Here in our Classics Department pupils quickly realise the subject
is anything but dead! We are lucky to have a visually stimulating
subject with plenty of archaeological finds to support the
literature we read and we take every opportunity for you to study
and experience these first-hand.
As Mary Beard puts it: “Our own world would be immeasurably
the poorer, and immeasurably less comprehensible to us, if we did
not continue to interact with the Roman past.”
What do you do in Latin?
Latin A Level is taught in small classes and by specialist teachers.
You will be able to enjoy annual trips to university study days and
lectures, Greek tragedy productions and visits to archaeological sites and
museums, and experience a varied and stimulating A Level course.
You will visit the centre of the Roman Empire on our study tour and see
an exciting selection of monuments in Rome and the surrounding area
as well as dining at the British School at Rome where you also attend an
This year we are
studying Ovid, Virgil,
Tacitus and Cicero.
Average of the A Level results in Latin achieved by Ipswich School students over the most recent three year period (2016, 2017 and 2018)
Latin - % A*- B = 88%