Why Study Cambridge IGCSE Latin

Your child will enjoy the challenges that our Cambridge IGCSE Latin homeschooling course offers:

  • exercising the memory when learning vocabulary
  • finding connections between Latin words and English, French and Spanish
  • using their analytical skills when looking for the sense of a sentence in Latin
  • expanding their vocabulary and improving their understanding of the English Language.

It’s not only linguists who benefit from learning Latin, however, but also those who want to become lawyers, doctors, diplomats, civil servants, historians, entrepreneurs and business people – indeed, anyone who likes using his or her brain.

Your child will learn about the lifestyle, duties and pastimes of a Roman citizen, as well as about the culture and legacy of the Roman Empire.  There is no better way of unlocking the past and using your imagination and creativity.

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IGCSE Course Information

Key Topics Covered in the Course

Key aims of Cambridge IGCSE Latin are to enable your child to develop:

  • An understanding of the language
  • The ability to read and respond to some Latin literature
  • An understanding of elements of Roman civilisation and its legacy
  • An analytical approach to language by seeing the contrast with English
  • An understanding of relevant aesthetical, ethical, political, religious and social issues
  • A foundation for further study
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Prior Requirements and Hours of Study

  • Prior learning: Learners beginning this course are not expected to have studied Latin previously.
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete the course plus additional time for completing assignments. This is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.
  • We offer Study Skills Sessions for those students who need some extra help managing their studies.
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The Syllabus and Exam

•   The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge (CAIE) Latin syllabus 0480.

•   Note that the exam may be sat only in June

•   The exam comprises two written papers:

Paper 1: Language 1 hour and 30 minutes, (50% of the total mark) Paper 2: Literature 1 hour and 30 minutes, (50%)

•   There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.

Studying IGCSE Latin as a Supplementary Subject

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge IGCSE Latin is £495 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470.

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Meet Our Latin Tutors

Sahin Kathawala - Adult Learner, UK

I am glad I did IGCSE Latin because it helped me with my A Level Classical Civilisation course. Thank you for your support and assistance, I really appreciate it. Wolsey Hall Oxford is the best distance learning course I've been on because of the support from friendly people like you. It's been brilliant.

Suzanne Webber - Adult Learner Age 69, UK

The Latin course at Wolsey Hall Oxford was run extremely well with lots of learning aids. Jo Lashly as my Tutor could not have been better. Her turnaround on marking was astonishingly quick by any measure but even more so when the extensive comments and advice she added are considered. I am looking forward to going on to study the A Level.

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