Classical Greek Certificate and Latin Certificate

//Classical Greek Certificate and Latin Certificate
Classical Greek Certificate and Latin Certificate2018-09-05T16:47:52+00:00

Why study Classical Greek?

This subject gives you the opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of classical Greece, reading the works of famous authors such as Homer and Euripides. You experience elements of the culture, language and social and political life of the Greek civilisation which has inspired many later generations. As well as being exciting and inspiring, this course helps you develop analytical skills and intellectual flexibility which will be useful in a wide range of further study.

What will I learn?

  • During the course you will: Develop a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally, including an awareness of the relationship between Greek and English
  • Come to appreciate different culture
  • Learn how to read short texts in Greek
  • Read Greek literature in its cultural context and in its original language;
  • Learn how to communicate clearly and effectively

What areas of study are available?

  • Greek Language and Literature: you learn to read short Greek texts in their original language
  • Greek Civilisation studied through Greek sources; you study inscriptions, buildings, places of
    worship and artefacts, and short passages in English

Are there any exams and how will I be assessed?

There are two components for this qualification.

Component 1 is on Classical Greek Language.

There are two tests:
Test 1: Vocabulary, Origins of Words and Grammar
Test 2: Comprehension and Translation Skills

Component 2 is on Greek Culture and Literature and is tested through an extended piece of writing of approximately 400 words. The tasks will be set by your teacher. Please note that you can choose either Greek or Latin, or both.

Why study Latin?

This subject gives you the opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of ancient Rome. You will experience elements of the culture, language and social life of the Roman civilisation which have inspired many later generations. As well as being exciting and inspiring, this course helps you develop analytical skills which will be useful in progressing in further study

What will I learn?

  • During the course you will: gain an understanding about how language works which will help you in English and modern languages as well as Latin
  • Learn how to read short stories in Latin
  • Learn about Roman culture

What areas of study are available?

  • Latin Language: you will learn about Latin vocabulary, grammar and the origins of words
  • Roman Culture: this component can focus on literature (either in Latin or in translation), study
    of a Roman site, or topics such as slavery, Roman education, gladiators or the Roman army

Are there any exams and how will I be assessed?

There are two components for this qualification.

Component 1: Latin Language is tested through an externally set examination.

There are two tests that have to be taken:
Test 1: Vocabulary, Origins of Words and Grammar
Test 2: Comprehension and Translation Skills

Component 2: Roman Culture is tested through either one question to be  answered by an extended piece of writing of approximately 400 words or two questions to be answered by pieces of writing of approximately 200 words each. The tasks will be set by your tutor and can be completed at any time during your course of study.

For further information regarding Classical Greek or Latin please contact Nina Rinke.

Tel: 01905 362600 Email: nina.rinke@wsfc.ac.uk