Students can presently sit for exams in three subjects – Latin, Classical Greek and Classical Culture and Civilisation at Ordinary Level. So far, no secondary schools in Malta prepare students to sit for any of these exams 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 to do so. These exams are held throughout May and there are no resits in September.

Latin

Although no secondary schools offer teaching aimed at preparing students to sit for the SEC Latin O’Level exam so far, 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 O’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 selected letters by Cicero and book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid. 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 secondary schools offer teaching aimed at preparing students to sit for the SEC Greek O’Level exam so far, 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 O’Level syllabus assesses students’ ability to translate passages and stand-alone sentence to and from Classical Greek, 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 Xenophon’s Hellenica (I-II.3.10) and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis (verses 1-114, 303-414). 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 Culture and Civilisation

Although no secondary schools offer teaching aimed at preparing students to sit for the SEC Greek O’Level exam so far, 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 Classical Culture and Civilisation O’Level syllabus is composed of five syllabi, of which only one of the last two needs to be chosen:

  • Module 1 – Greek History follows Classical Greek history in the 4th and 5th centuries BC, with particular emphasis on events and personas of great importance.
  • Module 2 – Roman History follows Roman history from the foundation of the Roman republic in 509 BC till the end of the reign of Marcus Aurelius in the 2nd century AD, with particular emphasis on events and personas of great importance.
  • 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 – Daily Life in Ancient Rome ­will focus on everyday life in Rome during the late republican and early imperial period.
  • Module 5 – Literature ­will focus mainly on classical Greek and Roman works.

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 .