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: 

Beginners Course(s)

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.


Starter Course*

£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

Join the Waitlist for 2022

*All materials provided. 

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