The Faculty of Classics is delighted to be able to open applications for the 2019-2021 OxLAT Latin Teaching Scheme.
The OxLAT Scheme is for enthusiastic and committed students in Years 8 and 9 (who will be going into Years 9 and 10 in September 2019) who are interested in studying for a GCSE in Latin but attend state schools where there is no Latin provision.
The Scheme offers eligible students free tuition in Latin language and literature ab initio through to GCSE examination.
Weekly two-hour lessons take place every Saturday morning during school term-time here at the Faculty (66 St Giles, Oxford) and are taught by two professional Latin instructors from the Faculty of Classics: they will start in May 2019 and continue for two years until the summer of 2021 when students will sit their Latin GCSE exams.
The academic programme of the scheme replicates the teaching students would experience were they taking the subject as a GCSE option at school (albeit in a reduced timetable and with greater focus on independent learning): students will be expected to consolidate their classroom learning with appropriate study-time at home each week, aided by the Scheme’s own VLE system. Homework will be roughly the same as one would expect for any KS3 and then GCSE subject.
As this is an intensive course, interested students should discuss their potential participation with a parent/carer to ensure that they appreciate the level of participation and work-load expected of them and are prepared to commit to study this subject intensively over the course of two years.
WHERE: Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford (Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66, St. Giles', Oxford, OX1 3L)
WHEN: May 2019 – May 2021 (Lessons will take place every Saturday (10:30-13:00) during Oxfordshire schools’ term-dates).
STRUCTURE: 2 years of intensive language and literature study in small groups. Students will be entered to sit a Latin GCSE at their school in May 2021.
COSTS: None. The Scheme is offered for free as part of the Faculty of Classics Outreach Programme.
ELIGIBILITY: Only current Year 8 and 9 students at state schools that do not currently have any Latin provision (which includes lunch-time/after-school Latin clubs) are eligible. There is no strict catchment area for this scheme: if you can get to us for 10.30 on a Saturday morning (and meet the other eligibility requirement above), you are eligible for the scheme.