Latin Standard and Higher Level Group 2

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



Applications are open for our Sixth Form. We don't accept applications through Kent Choices - please visit our website to apply by following this link:

Latin in the Sixth Form is very similar to studying at GCSE with translation, literature and source work so students who enjoyed GCSE will find even more enjoyment in the Diploma and there will be no scary surprises! Studying Latin is about so much more than translating though. Exploring the Classical World and the very origins of western society encompasses thinking and discussion from many perspectives and subject disciplines including History, English, Philosophy, Politics, and Law.

A comprehensive education in Latin can never be a bad thing, with lawyers, doctors, scientists, writers and politicians all making use of the related linguistic skills in their day-to-day work. Not only that but as English speakers we can exploit our knowledge of Latin to further our own expertise in communication, problem solving and complex thought. 


Higher and Standard Level students study together in the same class. Half the lessons are given over to language revision, consolidation and extension. Students are given regular vocabulary and grammar tests as well as working both collaboratively and independently on a variety of prose and poetry translation passages. Dictionary skills are taught to ensure effective use in the final examination. Literature lessons involve working through the texts, translating collaboratively and analysing the style and meaning of the poems. Higher Level students have some separate lessons to work on their additional literature. 

What do students say? “Latin is a great choice as it gives you a deep insight into Roman culture as well as thorough skills in translating and analyzing literature” Tori  

How will it be delivered?

Standard Level

Research dossier (20%)

Language (35%)

Literature (45%)

Higher Level

Research dossier (20%)

Language (35%)

Literature (45%)

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Standard Level requirement is 6 and Higher Level is 7. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole

Your next steps...

Latin students have aspirations to study a variety of subjects at university including English, History, Philosophy, Law, Film, Art, Sciences and Languages; as well as Classics. All find having studied Latin they stand out from the crowd and can use either the skills, content or both directly in their studies. Every year we have a handful of students applying to a variety of universities for classical related degrees. Several apply to Oxbridge, and TGS’s Latin students have a high success rate.