12 Latin

12LAT
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 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 2021 you will study 2 substantial literary texts. The first texts we will read are Catullus’s famous poems about his love affair with Lesbia, a passionate but eventually destructive relationship. Then we will turn to Book 6 of the Aeneid, an epic poem by the most revered of the Roman poets, Virgil. This Book recounts an exciting and spooky episode of the hero Aeneas' travels. Guided by the Sibyl, Aeneas 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.



Pathway

13 Latin

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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$20 Education Perfect (once for all languages)


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Latin.


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

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

Pathway Tags

Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Foreign Affairs, Teaching, Archaeology, Librarianship, Gallery or Museum Curation, Translation


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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.