Our Latin curriculum is designed on the principle that the best experience of Latin occurs when cultural interest is combined with grammatical and linguistic precision. It is designed for a timetable of two lessons per week, one of which is a grammar lesson, one a translation. In their weekly grammar lesson, students learn either a discrete grammar point or a sub-section of a grammar point. In their next lesson, students translate a passage about the ancient world: they learn new and retrieve previously taught words, learn about the Classical world and consolidate the grammar point for that week. This process is repeated for four weeks, during which time the grammar points learnt culminate cohesively, as does the civilisation learning gained through translation. There are then two weeks of consolidation for the vocabulary, grammar and Roman civilisation learnt. Our bespoke curriculum is distinctive for its emphasis on regular retrieval practice, building up students’ knowledge over time. It provides a carefully sequenced progression model that bolsters the foundations of Latin and enables all students to make excellent progress.
The document available below shows how this is broken down by academic year and by term at KS3.