Will your child need to learn Latin for admission to a UK school?
Most of the UK’s leading academic schools feature Latin as part of their curriculum. Parents of pupils destined for British schools frequently opt to use Minerva Tuition’s provision of online one-to-one teaching to prepare their children for education in the U.K.
𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 Pupils seeking a scholarship to a leading British school such as Eton, Winchester College and Harrow may have to take a Latin examination as part of the entrance assessment procedures.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧 The U.K.’s leading academic schools are eager to offer Latin as there is evidence that it lifts pupils’ outcomes in other subjects. Learning Latin benefits pupils’ logical thinking, develops their mathematical processes and also assists pupils with computing coding and programming. Consequently, the UK’s preparatory schools usually teach Latin as part of their curriculum to prepare pupils for their chosen senior school.
𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 Latin provides an excellent basis for developing English skills. Around 60% of words in the English language have their origins in Ancient Greek or Latin. Lexicons of medicine and science have an even higher percentage of words derived from Greek and Latin.
𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 Senior schools prepare their pupils for taking Latin for GCSE, A Level and the International Baccalaureate. These are undoubtedly qualifications which enhance a student’s applications to top UK universities, particularly for highly competitive courses such as Law and Medicine.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚 𝐓𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐧 𝐔𝐊 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥.