Latin

I teach Latin through Key Stages 3, 4, and 5 – or in old money, from Year 7 through to Sixth Form. On the right you’ll find some extension materials for book oneĀ of the Cambridge Latin Course (the Red Book).

As well as providing early practice with all persons of the verb, and enabling students to practise genitives, datives and ablatives at an early stage of the course, they fill in some crucial back story for Melissa and Grumio, and reveal what happens to the neglected female and low-status characters when Vesuvius erupts in Stage 12.

One of my projects for this year has been to develop new vocabulary lists for CLC I & II students, themed by topic. This is an attempt to improve on the rather jumbled and inchoate vocab learning offered by the end-of-stage checklists; I’ve also run a comparison against the new (2016) GCSE vocabulary requirements to ensure that I’m not asking students to learn words in Year 7-9 which they then don’t need for the GCSE. I’ve put all the lists up on memrise.com: you can use these links to access the Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 lists.