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Year 10 Latin

The study of Latin helps to develop an understanding of the vocabulary, morphology and syntax of the language in order to read, understand and interpret Latin passages. Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of ancient literature, values and society through the study of original texts. They become proficient in selecting, analysing and evaluating evidence to draw informed conclusions from literature studied.


A specialist Latin teacher delivers the OCR GCSE (9-1) Latin course.

Autumn Term

Language component:

Tenses (Present, Imperfect, Perfect, Pluperfect, Future, Conditional)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Declension Nouns

Cases (Nominative, Vocative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Ablative)

Irregular verbs esse (to be), posse (to be able), velle (to want), ferre (to bring)

The Imperative

Relative clauses

Demonstrative adjectives

Personal Pronouns


Translation and comprehension technique (Latin to English)

Translation technique (English to Latin)

Verse literature component: “The Aeneid” by Virgil (Part 2)

Spring Term

Language component:

Comparative and Superlative adjectives

Passive verbs

Ablative Absolute

Deponent verbs

The Subjunctive (Indirect statement, purpose clauses, result clauses)

Translation and comprehension technique

Verse literature component: “The Aeneid” by Virgil (Part 2)

Summer Term

Language component:

GCSE language paper practice of translations and comprehensions (Latin to English)

How to translate from English into Latin

How to give detailed answers in the grammar question

Literature component: “The Aeneid” by Virgil (part 2)

Techniques for answering the stylistic device essay and the over-arching essay question

Completion of literature extension activities work booklet