There’s still time to sign up for Forte Academy’s online courses this term! Join us as we challenge the canon and introduce the joys of Latin to students from all backgrounds: Enrol by next Friday, 10th September 2021.
Our *Latin* Offerings
For new students: Looking to try Latin for fun or work towards a formal qualification? Our 5-week starter course, GCSE Latin for Beginners, will provide a great foundation for those interested in learning Latin up to GCSE level and building the tools for continued self-study.
Starter Course: Begins 25th September, Saturdays 11:00 – 12:00 BST
For Current GCSE students: Looking to boost your Latin grade without the high cost of private tuition? New Latin booster sessions (5 x 1 hour per term) available for structured, fun and creative revision in small groups. Students will complete a pre-course questionnaire to indicate their language and revision goals.
Group 1: Begins 25th September, Saturdays 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Group 2: Begins 23rd September, Thursdays 17:00 – 18:00 BST
Our *Classics* Offerings
Challenge the Canon, Ancient Rome: This 6-week course will explore some of our common assumptions about ancient Rome, life before the Romans, the role of textbooks and the use of Roman antiquity by later individuals in history. This course forms part of our new Challenge the Canon series, offering an alternative to traditional stories taught about the past.
Begins 4th October, Mondays 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Radical Renaissance Writers: What does it mean to be a ‘radical’ thinker? How has a classical education been used to expose injustice in society, the church & the state? This 6-week course will focus on six writers from the ‘Renaissance’ period (1400 – 1700) who challenged mainstream authorities during their lifetimes. Some of these authors are well-known, others have been traditionally understudied.
Begins 6th October, Wednesdays 19:00 – 20:00 BST
What our students say…
“I absolutely loved this course! I learnt so much and it wasn’t as restrictive or closed-off as traditional classical learning can be. A real chance to genuinely expand what Classics means to a student of it.” – Kasia, 2021
“I am absolutely blown away by how much information I received during this course. It feels like so many more doors have been opened for me to explore, and thanks to Florence and the team my appetite for the Classics has increased tremendously! Each day felt like a brand new experience, and I left every session having learnt at least five things I didn’t know before. If you want an entirely new perspective on the Classics and what it means to be a historian, I couldn’t recommend this course more.” – Erin, 2021
“Thoroughly enjoyed the course, felt that it was at an accessible level for someone with history knowledge but limited Latin background. Would recommend to others and would love to do another course with the Forte Academy” – Sophie, 2021