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Year 11 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 the literature studied.


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

Autumn Term

Tenses (Present, Imperfect, Perfect, Pluperfect, Conditional) Principal parts of verbs including Past Participles and Present Participles
1st, 2nd, 3rd Declension Nouns and Cases (Nominative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Ablative) of GCSE defined vocabulary word list.

Irregular verbs (Esse, Posse, velle) and the Infinitive The Imperative
Relative pronouns qui, quae, quod; Relative clauses Pronouns: Hic/ille (this/that); ipse/idem (self/same); Personal pronouns; Reflexive pronouns; Possessive pronouns;

Translation and comprehension technique (Latin to English) Translating from English into Latin
Prose literature “Land and Sea” extracts by Pliny, Caesar and Livy

Spring Term

Comparative and Superlative adjectives
Passive verbs: Present; Imperfect; Future; Pluperfect; Passive infinitive
Ablative Absolute
Deponent verbs
The Subjunctive Mood: Indirect statement; Purpose clauses; Result clauses
Verse literature: ”The Aeneid” by Virgil (Part 2)
Translation and comprehension language practice (Past papers)

Summer Term

Recap of literature set texts: Verse literature “The Aeneid” by Virgil; Prose literature “Land and Sea” by Pliny, Livy and Caesar
Language paper practice: Translations from Latin to English; translating from English to Latin; Explaining why grammar points are used in Latin passages; Comprehensions about Latin passages