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GCSE Latin for Beginners, Starter 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 every Autumn Term for just £75! On this course, you'll gain a thorough introduction to the Latin language and the pathways it can open.            

Application status: Closed

Previous Course: 

Autumn Term 2022



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 and quizzes. 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.


Lead tutor: Florence


5-week course* | Full Fee: £75      

Application status: Closed

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. You will receive the pre-class tasks for Lesson 1 as a digital download via the store when you enrol.

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