To discuss all things related to the GCSE Latin qualification.

  • Jane Mason posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 21 hours, 57 minutes ago

    Private Latin tuition required for GCSE pupil in London (W10)- this request is on behalf of a friend:
    “My daughter is Year 9 and has been studying the Cambridge Latin course for the last two years. I think they are on Unit 16. Her school has dropped Latin from their GCSE offering, as there was not enough pupil interest, and we are left to find a…[Read more]

  • Keith Rogers posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 4 days, 5 hours ago

    Teachers keen to use some spoken Latin/comprehensible input in their classrooms may be interested in the following text:
    Forum: Lectiones Latinitatis Vivae / Speaking Latin as a Living Language (Latin) Paperback – 1 May 2017
    by Christophe Rico (Author), Stéphane Morassut (Author), Blanchard Daniel (Author)

    The goal of this book is to enable th…[Read more]


  • Alex Smith joined the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 week ago

  • Julian Armistead posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 week, 6 days ago

    Julie, I’m in the same boat, though I used to teach the WJEC course in a previous school and the linguistic content is very similar, following the grammar as far as end of book 3 of CLC. Past language papers from the old WJEC course are therefore quite a useful resource still, even though they have a very different structure. If you have any…[Read more]

  • Julie Wolseley posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hello there.
    Just wondering if anyone is developing any resources for the EDUQAS literature and sources paper. With no specimen from the exam board, I am finding it really hard to try and anticipate the types of question that will be asked. Would appreciate any tips on types of question or teaching strategy from anyone who has taught this before.…[Read more]

  • John Taylor posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I’m happy to email answer keys for Latin to GCSE and other books if anyone has difficulty getting them from the Bloomsbury website: jtaylor12@hotmail.co.uk

  • Stephen Reid posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Does anyone know if there is an answer booklet or Teacher’s Handbook for Henry Cullen & John Taylor’s “Latin to GCSE Book 1”?
    Thanks!

  • Toby Hinde joined the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 3 weeks ago

  • Graham Smith posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hello, does anyone have any hints and tips for answering the GCSE 6 and 12 mark questions on the Sources paper (OCR syllabus)? I have a pupil who is pretty much on top of the material but is finding it difficult to understand how best to approach this type of question to get the higher marks. Is there a “recommended” approach? All help…[Read more]

    • Hi Graham,
      One of the tricks I used to use was to replace all names etc which a pupil might know with nonsense names. That made them focus on the rest of the words in the question. e.g 1. How does shqiperia use language to make this passage vivid? [Implied question – how many ways can you think of in which a passage can be made vivid? Write a…[Read more]

    • Hi Graham – the most important thing to remember about the 6 and 12 mark questions on the Sources paper is to back up every point with evidence from a source. Pupils should write coherent sentences rather than bullet points as in the short answer questions but should avoid waffle at all costs. so: “slaves could be freed by masters as I know from a…[Read more]

  • Rachel Jones posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 month ago

    Quick update (if anyone’s interested).
    Have finally got round to starting doing something, and that something is Peter Jones’ book. I’ve got a variety of books and was just sat staring at them and not doing any of them so Ive started on Peter’s. So far, I love it! I’ve got a spare exercise book and I sit there like a ‘real’ pupil and just work…[Read more]

  • Alice Case joined the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 month ago

  • Sondos Bowker posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hello, I’m new here. I will be teaching GCSE Latin for the first time in September to year 11. I have A level standard Latin but this is now several years old and I could certainly do with a refresher on Latin language and literature. Does anybody know of any decent courses (online or otherwise) before I start teaching in September?

    Many thanks

    • Hello Sondos – the Cambridge Schools Classics Project are running a Latin Lit at KS4 course in July for state school teachers. Check out clc.cambridgescp.com/INSET for teachers. They also have an annual conference coming up. Also Hands up Education are having a day at the Museum of London in July – the museum’s website for more details. Hope…[Read more]

    • Hi Sondos – there is also the ARLT Summer School which is run by teachers for teachers so you get loads of input on delivering courses and it is eligible for school INSET funding – see here for details http://www.arlt.co.uk/2017.html – Good luck! Best wishes, Helen

    • Hi there. If you’d like to take a look at my Imperium Latin course, I will be delighted to answer any questions you have about it afterwards. You can download books 1, 2 and 3 free of charge from the TES Resources website at this link: https://www.tes.com/member/imperiumlatin. I can tell you it’s great but since I wrote it, I would say that,…[Read more]

  • Emma Taylor posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 month, 1 week ago

    On the back of Stephen Reid”s post, does anyone know of any extra materials that we can use for the new WJEC Latin course? Will there be a WJEC equivalent of the OCR approved book for the language? Thanks!

  • Stephen Reid posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Does anyone know if there are any additional samples of the new GCSE (9-1) Language paper other than the one that has been posted on the OCR website? Thanks!

  • Caroline Bristow posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The Cambridge Schools Classics Project is undertaking some research into the needs of Latin teachers at KS4. We hope to get a better understanding of how Latin is currently taught at KS4 in schools, what resources people are using and why, and what should be prioritised for new resources and CPD.

    If you teach Latin at KS4 (either GCSE or Level…[Read more]


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