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OXLAT: Teaching Latin to GCSE

The Faculty of Classics Outreach Programme is delighted to be able to reinstate its Latin teaching scheme, OXLAT. 

OXLAT offers students in Years 8 and 9 (13—14 year olds) attending state schools in the Oxfordshire area that have no Latin provision whatsoever (this includes after-school clubs) free tuition in Latin language and literature ab initio through to GCSE examination. 

Lessons will take place every Saturday morning during school term-time here at the Faculty building (Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU) and taught by two professional Latin teachers. Lessons will start in January 2015 and continue for two and a half years until the summer of 2017 when students will sit their Latin GCSE exams.

Essentially the scheme replicates teaching as if students were taking the subject as a GCSE option at school: they will be expected to consolidate their learning in class with appropriate study time at home each week, aided by internet learning tools. Homework will be roughly the same as one would expect for any KS3 and then GCSE subject.

2015 - 2016 progress

AMO, AMAS, AMAT AND ALL THAT …OXLAT: The Oxford Latin Teaching Scheme, by Emma Searle (DPhil Ancient History), Latin Teaching Scheme Co-Ordinator

Those who venture into the Ioannou Centre on Saturday mornings might be forgiven forthinking that our undergraduates are very young these days. However the 30 energetic teenagers filling the Common Room with a buzz energy and enthusiasm are from state schools in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire and come to us for twohours on Saturday mornings to learn Latin.

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