Students begin their study of IB HL Latin by taking 5 mods of Latin 4 and Advanced Latin over the course of 11th and 12th grades, followed by a mod that focuses on preparation for the IB HL Latin exam. The IB higher-level readings change from year to year, but often include selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Vergil’s Aeneid, and poems of Catullus and Horace. The HL level curriculum also expects students to do outside reading on the ancient texts in English. Students increase their Latin reading comprehension, translation ability, and literary analysis skills. Each student chooses a research topic and completes a research dossier using primary sources from the classical world. Assessments in this course are based on the questions found on the IB exam.
Students are required to take the IB HL exam in May of 12th grade.
This course requires summer work.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 5.0-6.0