12LAT

12 Latin

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Wright


This year you will continue to consolidate and extend your knowledge of the Latin language while you also develop your appreciation of authentic Latin literature. 

After completing Year 11 you have already studied most of the big grammatical concepts so you can concentrate more on reading authentic texts written by the Romans and on improving your translation and comprehension skills. This year you will deepen your understanding of Roman poetry and of Roman perspectives on their world.

In 2023 you will study 2 substantial literary texts. The first texts we will read are the love poems written by the poet Catullus about his mistress Lesbia (above, with her pet sparrow!). Your first internal assessment about Roman attitudes will be based on this poetry. Then we will turn to Book 6 of the Aeneid, an epic poem by the most revered of the Roman poets, Virgil. In this Book the hero Aeneas, guided by the Sibyl, descends to the Underworld where the dead reside and where he meets several characters from his past and is shown the glorious future in store for Rome.

Students who choose to study Latin in Year 12 in 2023 may continue with a full NCEA programme into Year 13. This course will run dependent on numbers.


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Latin.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended: $24 Education Perfect (one payment for all languages)

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $20.00
$20.00

Pathway

Latin can be studied for its own enjoyment and intellectual rigour. It carries on to Year 13 as well as university and complements the study of Classical Studies. Latin is also helpful for the study of English, History and foreign languages, as well as for any career which requires analytical and intellectual thinking such as law, journalism, public relations, advertising and marketing.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91194 v2
NZQA Info
Latin 2.1 - Translate adapted Latin text of medium complexity into English, demonstrating understanding
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91195 v2
NZQA Info
Latin 2.2 - Interpret adapted Latin text of medium complexity, demonstrating understanding
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91196 v2
NZQA Info
Latin 2.3 - Interpret studied Latin literary text(s)
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91197 v2
NZQA Info
Latin 2.4 - Interpret a Roman viewpoint
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.