Summer Term 2013
Language: The Perfect tense (regular and irregular forms), adverbs, conjunctions, cases (genitive, ablative, dative), translation technique
Myth: Jason and the Argonauts
Background history topic: The Roman army
Language: Imperatives, comparison of adjectives, demonstrative adjectives
Background history topic: Pompeii and Vesuvius
Literature: Pliny’s letter about Vesuvius erupting
Language: GCSE grammar - Past participles, the Passive mood (Present, Imperfect, Perfect and Pluperfect forms), the Ablative Absolute, the Gerund and Gerundives. Foundation level GCSE comprehension and translation practice.
Background history topics: Roman religion, the underworld and Elysium, festivals and the gods, Latin inscriptions on Roman tombstones.
Literature: Various literary extracts to complement the history topics
Language: Recap of all grammar and vocabulary so far studied for higher level GCSE, compilation of grammar booklets to aid revision for summer examinations.
Literature: The Aeneid by Virgil (Parts 4-6 of book 12)
Language: Higher level comprehension and translation practice from past GCSE language papers
Literature: Higher level GCSE literature paper practice