Latin

Latin
“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.

 

 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.

Latin does not exist as a discrete course in Key Stage 3. However, we are increasingly introducing aspects of Latin into our English structures.