The aim of Latin at St Gabriel’s is to develop the student’s understanding of linguistics and to allow them to access the preeminent literature of Roman writers in its original beauty and form. Pupils will study a variety of authors in both prose and poetry, as well as learning about the fascinating society that surrounded them. Building on their experiences of Latin from Years 7-9, they will continue to develop their knowledge of grammar and syntax through a mixture of unseen translation, collaborative class activities, and assessed work. To supplement their understanding we provide trips to sites of archaeological interest like Sicily and Greece, as well as museums and plays, which allows pupils to place their knowledge within a real-life context.
Latin is brought to life for the girls through innovative and stimulating teaching strategies, as well as creative projects.
Challenge & Extension: Girls are always encouraged to challenge themselves in a variety of ways: English into Latin composition is offered as an extension activity and girls are given the tools they need to stretch their grammatical knowledge and understanding. Students also have the opportunity of attending Greek Club and Latin Prose Composition Club.
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