Term One: Tuesday 2 September-Friday 19 December 2014


Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities









Week 1


Introduction to course.

Review of verbs, principal parts, active and passive indicative forms.

Reading of cena Trimalchionis.


Week 2


Translate first two paragraphs of Quintus Delphos visit.

Introduction to the subjunctive and purpose clauses with ut.


Week 3


Introduce Present and Imperfect Subjunctive and concept of sequence of tenses. Ex. 34.5 in class. Go over answers. Begin ex. 34.7 in class.

Go over 34.7. Continue reading Quintus Delphos visit. 2nd period: Video on the oracle at Delphi.

Ex. 34.8 (p. 130) English to Latin sentences - more practice of ut + the subjunctive; go over answers on the board.








H/W p.9 Quintus Pompeiusque ad Brutum ire parant. Translate first 6 lines and answer the questions. DUE DATE: 24/9

Week 4


Ch. 35. Model sentences. Introduction to indirect command; go over sequence of tenses; Ex. 35.1 read and translate.

Go over Ex. 34.4 (p. 129); Quintus and 'Pompeius go to Brutus' (p.9);and 35.1 (p.131-132). Do Ex. 35.2 in class.

Lesson 2: 35.2 to finish. Watch video: Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World: pt 1; pt 2

Go over ex. 35.2 on board. Read Quintus militat (lines 1-15) in class; questions 2, 3, 4 of responde Latine.

The Roman Army: Powerpoint presentation

















Roman Army handout. Answer questions appended to extracts 1, 2 and 3.

Week 5


 Pluperfect Subjunctive and Perfect infinitive (p. 132). Go over translation and usage in subordinate, esp cum clauses. Ex 35.5 (p. 133). Go over in class.

Finish Quintus militat (pp. 13-14). Begin Lucilius Quintum ad disciplinam militarem instituit (p. 15).

Watch beginning of Gladiator. Note differences between Romans and barbarian fighting methods, equipment etc. Discussion concerning success of Roman army, difficulties fighting barbarians.

Finish Lucilius Quintum ad disciplinam militarem instituit. Look at passive subjunctive forms: present, imperfect, pluperfect.




















H/W Revise forms of PRESENT, IMPERFECT and PLUPERFECT ACTIVE SUBJUNCTIVE for quiz on Monday 8/10. Go HERE and HERE for online revision tools help!!

Week 6






Week 7


Recap. present, imperfect, and pluperfect active subjunctive. Run through present, imperfect, and pluperfect PASSIVE subjunctive. Ex. 35.6 then 35.7 (p. 134).

Finish ex. 35.7 and go over in class. Then ex. 35.8 in groups and put up on board.

The Roman army handout and discussion.

Go over Perfect Active Subjunctive and Perfect Passive Subjunctive. Then ex. 35.8 (p.135) in class.















H/W Question sheet on Roman Army.

Week 8


Model sentences ch. 36. Introduction to deponents and present passive infinitives. Ex. 36.1; ex 36.2 verbally.

Test on subjunctive.

Engineering an Empire - The Age of Augustus.

Go over Roman Army homework. Focus on how to answer 'gobbet' questions effectively.


All Saints Holiday


No Classes – All Saints Holiday



Week 9

3/11 Journée Pedagogique; 4/11-7 /11)

Introduction to Martial. Translate and discuss Martial 1.32 - What makes it a good poem? Literary features and style of Martial in this poem.

Verb synopses sheets. Go over specto and audio.

Go over ALL participles and ALL infinitives on board. Explain passive imperatives. Ex. 36.5.








H/W Finish ex 36.5. Ex. 36.6 nos. 1-6

Week 10


Translate Martial 5.43 and 7.3. Go over notion of rhythm: elegiac couplets - dactylic hexameter and dactylic pentameter. Key terms: feet, caesura, dactyl, spondee.  


Week 11


Oxford Latin Course: Ch. 37 Ablative Absolute. Careful explanation with powerpoint. Ex. 37.2.

Passage no. 2 from GCSE Latin.





H/W Translate Passage no. 1 from GCSE Latin.

Week 12


Discuss poems Martial 5.43; 7.3. Translate eulogy of Emperor: Mart. 8.36.

Continue discussion ... further translation of Martial - 1.47; 7.77; 2.57; 5.9

Go over H/W Passage no. 1 from GCSE Latin. Then introduce Accusative and Infinitive construction. With examples on board.










Momentum Tests VI. Apollo and Daphne.

Week 13


Martial poems 12.73; 3.8. Discussion and analysis.

Martial poems 8.69; 12.46. Go over structure of exam, rhetorical terms required for exam.

Go over Momentum Test VI: Apollo and Daphne. Go over syntax needed for exam: uses of ut, temporal clauses, ablative absolute, accusative and infinitive, relative clauses, indirect commands, indirect questions.














H/W Revise for EXAM!

Week 14



Week 15


Go over exam.


Orientation: No Latin Class




Term Two: 7 January - 27 March 2015


Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities









Week 1


Overview of term's work.

Begin Momentum Test X: Ghosts

Go over Livy 1.7. Discussion of Livy, Romulus and Remus and the foundation of Rome.

Introduction to Roman Religion ppt with exercise on Roman augury (begin).





 Finish 2 + 3 of Momentum Test X: Ghosts


Week 2


Passage 2: Roman Religion

Essential GCSE Passage 2: Alexander the Great Comes to Power.





H/W Unseen 4: 'King Tarquinius buys some unusual books' from Essential GCSE Latin. 

Week 3



Go over Ghosts and Unseen 4


 H/W Essential GCSE Unseen 6: 'Horatius defends the single bridge over the river Tiber from enemy attack''

Week 4



Go over Unseen 6




H/W Essential GCSE Unseen 8: 'Coriolanus is forced to change his mind about attacking his own city'

Vocabulary List for Unseen to do on Weds. 4/2. Students to use dictionary to look up meaning of words and to ensure that know these for the unseen.

Week 5


Passage 8 in class.

Gerunds and Gerundives. Exercises Oxford Course p. 170, ex. 50.1; p. 172, ex. 51.1

Go over passage 8 and refer to issues of translation and vocabulary.


H/W Essential GCSE Unseen 10: 'Papirius finds a way of dealing with his mother's curiosity'

Vocabulary List for Unseen to do on Weds. 11/2. Students to use dictionary to look up meaning of words and to ensure that know these for the unseen.

Week 6


Recap. Gerundives

Recap. Subjunctives in subordinate clauses, ch. 45.

Practice translation in class of Unseen 10.

Translation of Alexander and the Gordian Knot no. 51 in Latin Stories








Week 7


Passage 3: Roman religion and divination: Julius Obsequens 51. Read, translate, and discuss.

Use of subjunctive in main clauses: iussive/hortatory; deliberative question; wish

Video: The Eagle


Ex 45.3 English to Latin sentences based on use of subjunctive in main clauses.

Week 8


Passage 4: Roman religion and divination: Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 1.19. Read, add vocabulary, translate, and discuss.

Go over Conditional Clauses. Begin ex. 44.1. Go over 1-5.

Recap. Conditional Clauses. Finish ex. 44.1 and begin 44.2. Go over together in class.

Unseen translation in-class. Latin Stories 58.



Week 9


cum  clauses





Week 10



Clauses with ut



Week 11



Subordinate clauses.

Cicero translation in class (In Verrem 5.2)

 H/W  Cicero translation and vocabulary learning


Term Three: 13 April - 4 July 2015


Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities









Week 1


Lucretius De Rerum Natura 1.62-79. Translation and commentary in class. 

Discussion of Latin trip. Administration; handing out of assignments; instructions for assignments.

 H/W  Revise for A test.

Week 2


A Test on 'Roman Religion'

Cicero Practice translation. Verrines II.

24/4 Footfest

 24/4  Cicero Practise translation - passage from Verrines II.

Week 3


1/5 Labour Day (No Class)

Start going over texts and ideas for revision

Cicero Practice Translation

1/5 Labour Day: No Class



 Preparation for Roman Trip. Presentations.

Week 4


Rome Trip!! (3-7 May)



 Revision for exam.


ASCENSION - No Classes





Week 5


Start going over set texts.

Cicero Translation. Latinum Europaeum 2010

 H/W Latinum Europaeum Written Exam 2011.

Week 6


Revision sessions: oral exam questions.

Revision sessions: written exam. Vocabulary and stylistic features to be expected with Cicero.

2012 and 2013 pas papers

Revision session: written exam


Revision: Latinum Europaeum Written Exam

Week 6


Latinum Europaeum: Written Exam

Revision: Set Texts

Revision: Set Texts



Revision Latinum Europaeum: Oral Exam



Week 7


Revision set texts

Latinum Europaeum: Oral Exams (11-12/6



Latinum Europaeum: Oral Exams (11-12/6)

Week 8






Week 9






Week 10











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