GCSE Latin for Beginners Course

This course is held entirely online, to support those who wish to study Latin alongside their main studies and commitments. The course includes pre-class tasks, translation feedback and an optional end-of-month assessment. No textbook required for Part 1. Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join us either for Part 1 (5 weeks) or Parts 1 & 2 (10 weeks), during which there is a one-week break for half term. 

Application Status: Opens 15th August 2021.                                                                                                        

Dates & Times 

Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm (London time)

Part 1: 25th September - 23rd October 2021, 5 weeks

Parts 1 & 2: 25th September - 4th December 2021, 10 weeks


A fun, fast-paced and supportive 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.

What will we cover?

We will progress through Cullen and Taylor's Latin to GCSE Book 1, covering the foundational grammar, syntax and vocabulary required to translate basic Latin sentences and build up to short stories. Students will gain ideas and tools for self-study that will last beyond the course, whilst also receiving the support and personalised feedback (on language exercises and translations) necessary to progress with confidence. 

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 and student interaction is encouraged via questioning; corrections; translations; polls; quizzes and breakout rooms as necessary. 

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.

Course Fee(s)

£75           Part 1 (5 week course)

£125         Parts 1 & 2 (10 week course)*

Places Available


How to Apply 

1. Complete an online application form.

2. Wait to hear back from us, this usually takes 3 - 5 working days.

3. Upon receiving a place offer, make a course fee downpayment on the store to confirm your enrolment. 

Join the Waitlist to receive a notification when applications open in August.

*Textbook: Students continuing for Part 2 of the course are encouraged to purchase their own copy of the textbook Latin to GCSE I (Cullen, Taylor). 

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