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  • @danni
    Hi, thanks for comments. I would value any help on the change from ocr to aqa tragedy. I also moved a couple of years ago, but cannot seem to get it right, especially at the top end.thanks

  • Julie Wolseley posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 5 years, 6 months ago

    my students thought the virgil questions on the lit paper were fair, but were not happy with the sources. I have not seen the paper yet, what does anyone else think? i am still struggling to know how to teach to this paper

    • hello again Paul.
      so wish I could go with WJEC but governors will not go with it as not an accredited GCSE. Latin is weird enough for them without going for a non denominational qualification!!
      Hope you are well

    • but will my results be fantastic?? I thought I read that the results were similar between the two boards.

  • Julie Wolseley posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 5 years, 7 months ago

    just wondering what people thought of the GCSE Language papers.

    • As I’m so out of the loop these days, I’d love to see a scanned copy, if anyone has one! I hope it went well for everyone!

      • I thought the first paper was pretty straightforward. Question 14 (about the character of Hercules) I thought was a bit naughty as they have never asked this kind of question before on a language paper and it might have thrown my weaker candidates – but do-able. But I thought the level of difficulty of the second paper was considerably higher!…[Read more]

        • Thank you! Slight change of subject…. Hopefully you’ll all realise that you get a notification if someone replies to your comment. Hope that’s helpful and saves things from getting lost!

        • I agree. My candidates enjoyed the first paper, which they thought was really easy, but thought the second was really hard.

          • Hi. My pupils were happy with paper one although I too was taken by surprise by the character of Hercules question. My year 11 pupils seemed quite happy with paper 2, but we will see in August if their confidence is well placed!!!

            • I remember thinking that there was a piece of grammar in the second one which was not specified as something they needed to do, but now I have forgotten what it was…will have to wait until I am back in school to check. I think it might have been an ablative of comparison if memory serves me correctly.

    • My lot walked out of the second paper after 40 minutes, saying they had all finished and checked their work…….we will see in August- I thought the Hercules question was bizarre.

  • I also really like the potential to discuss/ask questions. The new format mey be less obvious or accessible, but it may be just a matter of time in getting used to it.
    Hugely valuable either for moaning or […]

  • can anyone help me out with unseen reading material for AS Level? Not taught it for years and do not have enough practice material beyond a few years previous past papers. Would be grateful for any advice or suggestions

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    • Ashley Carter’s Latin Unseens for A Level is an excellent resource as it has a selection of unseens divided in to the various categories now identified at AS i.e. Military, Domestic etc. If you want a grammar textbook and a source of unseens combined then John Taylor’s Latin Beyond GCSE is indispensable!

    • Yep, the Taylor book has got a great selection of lightly adapted, and unadapted, Cicero unseens.

  • Did anyone get good marks on the A2 tragedy paper this year? Mine were much lower than I used to get with ocr and I don’t know what i’m doing wrong!

    • I was fortunate enough to have very good marks in this paper, even from very weak candidates. I’m not sure that I have all the answers but I’d be happy to share how I go about teaching the paper & what I focus on. It might be easier if you e-mail me directly and maybe we could chat about it:

  • I am preparing a seond onslaught on school governors in favour of wjec latin. can anyone tell me numbers of students now taking wjec as opposed to ocr?

    • Hi Julie,
      I think there were about 3,000 candidates for WJEC this year, from across the independent, grammar and comprehensive sectors. When the problem with the OCR GCSE was being reported earlier in the summer, I saw a comment from OCR to the effect that about 8,000 candidates had entered the exam. That would put the total number of Latin…[Read more]

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