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1 Latin GCSE 10/12/20141

2 Why study Latin? Develops awareness of how languages work Develops skills valued by universities and employers Helps with getting to know the terminology of language learning Encourages logical thinking and problem-solving Explores the world of the Romans - a key culture and civilisation of 2000 years ago 10/12/20142

3 Why study Latin at a distance? Very little provision in schools for this valuable subject Develops independent learning skills Helps acquisition of self-organisation and self-motivation Develops ability to manage weekly workload Contrasts with normal way of studying a subject in school Working with expert tutor who knows how to make the subject come alive! Contact available outside of lessons for additional support Written work marked and returned promptly every week A maturing experience for the student 10/12/20143

4 Where could Latin take me? Further study of Latin itself, or other languages and civilisations Higher Education: Classics, Classical Civilisations, Archaeology, Anthropology, Archives, Museum Studies………. Researcher for tv/radio/internet programmes about the ancient world Teacher/lecturer in Classics Journalism, broadcast media, Civil Service, politics 10/12/20144

5 What the Latin course prepares me for Latin GCSE in just one year! Two Language papers (translation and comprehension) One paper featuring a major poet – Virgil’s Aeneid, Book 12 (extracts) One paper featuring a great early novelist– Apuleius’ Golden Ass (extract) 10/12/20145

6 How do students succeed ? Resolve to work hard right from the start Frequent revision of work recently covered, re-read ‘picture- stories’ and episodes from the textbooks Learn the new words, every week Send in weekly written work, to the deadline, by Careful preparation of set texts (Virgil, Apuleius) Take advantage of contact with tutor – not just the weekly one-hour tutorial Take pride in all your Latin work – the rewards will come! 10/12/20146

7 Further benefits Provision of Latin this way benefits the school, not just the student Enhances school’s curriculum offering School succeeds in giving students a wide choice of subjects and ways of studying them School has invested in new technology (video-conferencing equipment) to enhance the learning experience Tutor provides everything you would expect of a teacher: prompt and helpful marking, reports, parents’ evening Small group size for personalised learning Flexible tutor who is contactable outside of school hours 10/12/20147

8 Further benefits of Latin with MBLS For specific subject-related queries, contact Giles Dawson, head of faculty for Latin at MBLS Telephone: For more general or practical queries, contact the MBLS office on /12/20148


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