“Opening a dozen different doors to understanding the language of academic and the influence of the Roman Empire on modern European society”
At The Westgate School, our Latin Curriculum intends to:
Enable pupils to understand the significant influence Roman culture had on European society and languages and especially English.
Enable pupils to explore the etymology of the English language and its significant links to Latin.
Broaden pupils’ use of English academic vocabulary
Enable pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of the Roman world through reading and responding to its literature.
Why learn Latin?
Latin (within the English curriculum) provides a foundation in linguistic and cultural competence, enabling pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of the Roman world through reading and responding to its language and literature.
In studying Latin we discover the roots of culture and language which shape Europe today. We analyse texts and stories in Latin to build knowledge and understanding of Latin vocabulary and grammar and we use sources in order to consider aspects of the fascinating and enthralling civilisation of the Roman world and culture.
Latin is not taught within our school in the Ptrimaty phase. It is taught from KS3 onwards.