Students can presently sit for exams in three subjects – Latin, Classical Greek, and Classical Studies – at intermediate Level. So far, only Classical Studies is taught in three post-secondary institutions in Malta but the MCA is more than happy to put prospective students in touch with teachers from all over Malta who would be willing to prepare them for any of these exams. These exams are held throughout May and September and students are welcome to choose whichever session they prefer.

Latin

Although no post-secondary institutions are currently preparing students to sit for Latin at Intermediate Level, the MCA is more than happy to put prospective students in touch with teachers from all over Malta who would be willing to prepare them for this exam.

The Latin at Intermediate Level syllabus assesses students’ ability to translate passages and stand-alone sentence to and from latin, and to answer questions regarding the context, subject-matter, and basic grammatical and literary elements of set prose and verse texts. The texts set at this level are Livy’s History (I.1-10) and Horace’s Odes (1-7). Excerpts from Cicero and Virgil will also be set for translation. A more detailed syllabus can be downloaded from the official SEC page at:  https://www.um.edu.mt/matsec/syllabi

For more information and advice on this syllabus, or to enquire about private tuition, please contact the MCA’s Education Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com .

Classical Greek

Although no post-secondary institutions are currently preparing students to sit for Classical Greek at Intermediate Level, the MCA is more than happy to put prospective students in touch with teachers from all over Malta who would be willing to prepare them for this exam.

The Greek at Intermediate Level syllabus assesses students’ ability to translate passages and stand-alone sentence to and from latin, and to answer questions regarding the context, subject-matter, and basic grammatical and literary elements of set prose and verse texts. The texts set at this level are Demosthenes’ orations Against Conon and Against Dionysodorus and Sophocles’ Antigones (verses 1-1114). Excerpts from Herodotus and Euripides will also be set for translation. A more detailed syllabus can be downloaded from the official SEC page at:  https://www.um.edu.mt/matsec/syllabi .

For more information and advice on this syllabus, or to enquire about private tuition, please contact the MCA’s Education Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com .

Classical Studies

The recently reformed Classical Studies at Intermediate Level is composed of five compelling modules:

  • Module 1 – History will focus on particular episodes of Greek and Roman history, highlighting the main important political and theoretical elements in each period.
  • Module 2 – Language will focus on the elementary grammar of Latin and Classical Greek.
  • Module 3 – Mythology will focus on the major myths and sagas of Greek mythology, and their main protagonists, as well as the use of mythology in modern popular culture.
  • Module 4 – Literature ­will focus mainly on classical epic, tragedy and poetry.
  • Module 5 – Art and Architecture will focus on art and architecture in the classical period, particularly Greek vase-painting, Greek and Roman sculpture, and Roman architecture.

The course is currently being offered at G.F Abela Junior College, Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary and the Gozo Junior College. The MCA is, however, more than happy to put prospective students who cannot follow this course at these institutions in touch with teachers from all over Malta who would be willing to prepare them for this exam. A more detailed syllabus can be downloaded from the official SEC page at:  https://www.um.edu.mt/matsec/syllabi . For more information and advice on this syllabus, or to enquire about private tuition, please contact the MCA’s Education Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com .