GCSE Latin for Beginners Course
This course is held entirely online, to support those who wish to study Latin for fun or work towards a formal qualification. Each level includes pre-class tasks, translation feedback and an optional end-of-course assessment. If you're keen to get a taste of Latin at GCSE level but you're not sure how much time you can commit, join our annual five-week starter course in September 2022 for just £75! On this course, you'll follow the first half of the curriculum for Level 1 and gain a thorough introduction to the Latin language and the pathways it can open.
Course starts: 2 October 2022
Sundays, 11.00am - 12.00pm BST
Online live and/or self-paced
A fun, fast-paced and supportive 5-week introduction to Latin based on the current GCSE language component (OCR). This course will provide a great foundation for students interested in learning Latin alongside their main studies, building the tools for self-study and gaining an insight into the language, mythology and history of ancient Rome.
How will I be taught?
Our teaching approach is informal, engaging and learner-centered. Your tutor will facilitate learning via setting pre-class activities (e.g. translations, vocabulary learning or reading) that will be discussed and built upon in lesson time. Lessons will be held using Zoom Meetings for 6+ students and student interaction is encouraged via questioning; corrections; translations; polls; quizzes and breakout rooms. Alternatively, lessons will be recorded and made available on-demand in a self-paced format each week.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
Translate basic Latin sentences with confidence, including famous phrases!
Understand the key principles behind Latin grammar, syntax and vocabulary in order to read a simple story.
Translate simple English into Latin sentences (prose composition).
Understand which vocabulary learning techniques work best for you.
Use the tools provided to continue with self-study of Latin up to a higher level and/or qualification.
If you enjoy the Starter Course, you could choose to continue with your Latin-learning with us online by following the Beginners pathway:
Level 1 Up to end of Chapter 3 (Book 1)
Level 2 Up to end of Chapter 6 (Book 1)
Level 3 Up to end of Chapter 8 (Book 2)
Each language level at Forte Academy consists of 10 weeks (10 x 1 hour lessons), during which there is a one-week half term break. Students will receive a certificate upon the completion of each level, with a transcript of grammar covered and optional assessment results. For more information and key dates, see GCSE Latin overview.
£75 5 weeks
How to Apply
1. Enrol on your chosen course by purchase made via the store
2. Wait for your place confirmation email
3. Complete the pre-course questionnaire sent to you
*All materials provided.