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Will your child need to learn Latin for admission to a UK school?

Most of the UKโ€™s leading academic schools feature Latin as part of their curriculum. Parents of pupils destined for British schools frequently opt to use Minerva Tuitionโ€™s provision of online one-to-one teaching to prepare their children for education in the U.K.

๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ 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.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง The U.K.โ€™s leading academic schools are eager to offer Latin as there is evidence that it lifts pupilsโ€™ outcomes in other subjects. Learning Latin benefits pupilsโ€™ logical thinking, develops their mathematical processes and also assists pupils with computing coding and programming. Consequently, the UKโ€™s preparatory schools usually teach Latin as part of their curriculum to prepare pupils for their chosen senior school.

๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ 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.

๐„๐ฑ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ Senior schools prepare their pupils for taking Latin for GCSE, A Level and the International Baccalaureate. These are undoubtedly qualifications which enhance a studentโ€™s applications to top UK universities, particularly for highly competitive courses such as Law and Medicine.

๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐š ๐“๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ฌ๐ข๐š ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง ๐”๐Š ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ.


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