Year 9

Latin in Year 9 is taught as an extra-curricular class. Pupils currently studying Latin in Year 9 started Latin in Year 8 off-timetable. There are approximately 5 lessons for each topic.  The two themes of language and cultural background are taught alongside each other in each term. Pupils use the Cambridge Latin Course, Book 2, for this year. The website is very useful for revision and for completing tasks set during lesson time.

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to Roman Egypt and Alexandria
  • Social unrest in Roman Alexandria
  • Religious practices in Roman Alexandria
  • Medicine in the Ancient World
  • Genitive case
  • Adjectival agreement
  • Imperatives, hic and ille
  • Present participles

Spring Term

  • Introduction to Roman Bath
  • Curse tablets
  • Divination
  • Travel and communication in the Ancient World
  • Perfect passive participles
  • Perfect active participles (aka deponents)
  • Neuter nouns
  • Introduction to the subjunctive:
  • Causal clauses

Summer Term

  • The Roman army
  • Roman Britain
  • The legionary fortress
  • Interpreting evidence for Roman Britain
  • Further uses of the subjunctive:
  • Purpose clauses and the gerundive
  • Indirect command and result clauses
  • The ablative case

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