Forte Academy Online
Spring Term 2022

Half term: 30th May - 5th June 2022

Level 2, Weeks 1 - 10

 

Next: 25th April 2022

Online, self-paced

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Spring Term

Starter Course

Next: Autumn Term 

Online, live 

GCSE Latin for Beginners, Level 2

 

Level 2 

Students will continue to build their skills in translation whilst learning about Latin in everyday life, art and inscriptions. We will begin at Chapter 4 from our set textbook: Latin to GCSE Book 1 (Cullen & Taylor). Over ten weeks, students will learn new vocabulary, tenses (future and pluperfect) and grammar points to fast-track their progress through to completion of Chapter 6, reaching the end of the first textbook for the GCSE Latin Language component (OCR). This course will include weekly pre-lesson activities, translation feedback and an optional end-of-unit assessment.   

 

Find out more | Application Status: Closed     

Starter Course 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, with a focus on building tools for the self-study of Latin and gaining an insight into the language, mythology and history of ancient Rome. This course will include weekly pre-lesson activities, translation feedback and an optional end-of-unit assessment. 

 

Read about GCSE Latin Levels 1 - 3 | Join Waitlist

Next: Spring Term 2022

Online, self-paced

6 weeks

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Spring Term

Challenge the Canon: Ancient Greece & Rome

 

Do you love Classics but feel like something was missing in your classical education? Do you want to gain a richer understanding of classical antiquity beyond the elite, all-male canon of authors? If so, this course is for you! We’ve pulled together years of our own research that will shift your perspective on the ancient world; fill some gaps in your education and inspire you with understudied topics that are ready for you to explore: all compiled into this short, 6-week course. This course is unique because it contains material and approaches to antiquity that you won't find on your typical school or university curriculum. Topics include: Pre-history, Women Philosophers & Writers, Diversity in Ancient Rome & Italy before the Romans. Don’t let years pass before you start to #ChallengetheCanon in Classics! By enrolling, we can help you with the first step to gaining a fresh and fuller perspective on classical antiquity.  

This online course forms part of our pioneering Challenge the Canon series, designed to help students think independently, gain a fuller understanding of history and discover exciting new research areas & approaches beyond the boundaries of their formal education. 

 
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Next: Spring Term 2022

Online, live + self-paced

6 weeks

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Spring Term

Challenge the Canon: Radical Renaissance Writers 

 

This short, 6-week course will delve into the fascinating work of six writers from the 'Renaissance' period who challenged mainstream authorities during their lifetimes, with a focus on the relevance of their classical education(s). This course is unique because it brings together six authors, 4 women and 2 men, who are rarely taught together - if taught at all. We will ask important questions such as: What does it mean to be a radical thinker or writer? What do they have in common? What can we learn from them about the art of rhetoric? Who are the radical thinkers today? How do they use and engage with classical authors? Enrolment includes a welcome pack, activity worksheets, interactive lectures + access to tool-building seminars called 'thinking pods'.
 

This online course forms part of our pioneering Challenge the Canon series, designed to help students think independently, gain a fuller understanding of history and discover exciting new research areas & approaches beyond the boundaries of their formal education. 


Find out more | Join the Waitlist                                                               

Next: Spring Term 2022

Online, self-paced

4 weeks​

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Spring Term

Challenge the Canon: Teacher Training

Would you like to teach a richer version of Classics beyond the elite, all-male canon of authors? Are you curious about what factors have determined the Classics curriculum today? If so, this training course will be of great interest and importance to you and your department. It is tailored to teachers of Latin and Classical Civilisation, although it is widely relevant to the arts and humanities in general.

 

This training course is firmly grounded in the canon formation research and practical teaching experience of lead tutors at Forte Academy and each session is divided into the following topics: Introduction to the Canon, Literature & Philosophy, Art & Archaeology and Language (Latin). Teachers will gain tools to identify gender, race and class biases in the curriculum and a wealth of practical ideas and resources to integrate into their classroom practice. 

If you would like to book an interactive, group training workshop for your department, please fill out this form and Florence (lead tutor) will get back to you. Otherwise, you can join the next online course as an individual in Spring 2022.


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Next: March 2022

2-3 pods per month

Online, live +/or self-paced

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Spring Term

Thinking Pods

These are informal group seminars to complement our courses & philosophy at Forte Academy. For example, these might be interactive workshops where we explore topics in an innovative way or pick up new skills; spotlights on important & overlooked authors and theorists or special events with inspiring individuals in our community. Students are encouraged to think independently, engage with primary material and contribute their ideas in whatever way they feel most comfortable.

Join us on a monthly basis for just £30 open-access to scheduled pods so that you can expand your intellectual tool-kit & be part of our community of independent thinkers. 

October 2021 Schedule & Topics| Application status: Closed