GCSE IL COURSE STRUCTURE 28 study sessions. A balance of material on language and literature. Sessions require approximately 2.5 - 3 hours study Assignments to send to e-tutor for assessment and feedback. Materials for study a topic of Roman Life requiring about 15 hours study in all. The total study time for the whole Course is in the region of 100 hours.
GCSE IL COURSE COST AND BENEFITS The cost of the GCSE course is £250. For this you receive: e-tutor support until the examination Independent Study Guide Study support materials Access to the e-board Support from the Cambridge School Classics Project office
GCSE LANGUAGE SUPORT MATERIALS VOCABULARY LIST (PRINTED) VOCABULARY LIST ONLINE TESTER INFORMATION (ONLINE) ASSIGNMENTS (ONLINE)
EXAMPLE OF GCSE BACKGROUND INFO Page 1: Picture Look at the picture. It shows a model of the city of Rome in the time of Constantine, 4th century AD, with a population of a million. Notice the apparently unplanned layout of the city, the River Tiber, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus (chariot-racing track). The little hill near the river is the Capitol, with the temple of Jupiter on it, and below and to the right is the Roman Forum. You may wish to refer to the labelled drawing of the city on page 43 to help you identify the sites.
EXAMPLE OF GCSE LANGUAGE INFO + PRACTICE Pages 2-3: Model Sentences The images and model sentences describe the Roman Forum and introduce the new grammatical feature: the Present Passive. Look at the pictures and read all the sentences in Latin to get some idea of what they are about. Then answer the following questions and check your answers against those given at the end of this session. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your tutor. 1a.What is in the middle of Rome? 1b.What is it called? 1c.Who is worshipped in the temple? 1d.Where is the temple? 2a.Where is the Roman Forum? 2b.Complete this translation: The Forum is................by a huge crowd of......................... every day.
EXAMPLE OF SYNOPSIS OF STORIES Pages 6-7: Masada I et II Storyline The Jewish woman tells Simon, her eldest son, about Titus destruction of Jerusalem, the Jews resistance to the Romans, and their final stand at Masada under Eleazar. Simon hears how most Jews, including his father, committed mass suicide rather than submit to the Romans, while his mother and grandmother hid underground with the children. He is inspired by his fathers example. Read the English translation of Masada I and II.
EXAMPLE OF GCSE ASSIGNMENTS AND ADVICE Page 8: About the language 1: passive verbs Study paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 carefully. You may wish to make your own notes on the information. If you have any questions about the information or examples given, email your tutor straightaway. If you are happy with the form and translation of passive verbs in the present and imperfect tenses, translate sentences a to f and send your translations to your tutor. Make sure you write complete sentences for each of the verbs given in c and f. E.g. laudantur: they are praised (rather than simply praised)
EXAMPLE OF GCSE OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT Page 14: Practising the language: exercise 1* *This is an optional exercise, as its quite challenging. If you feel very confident with your grammar, have a go, but if youd rather leave this out please feel free to do so. Exercise 1 revises the formation of the imperfect subjunctive (formed from the present infinitive (-re) followed by the relevant personal ending) and its use in purpose clauses (also known as final clauses). In such clauses, ut is translated as in order to or simply to. As the exercise says, all the forms of the imperfect subjunctive are given on page 128, and you may
GCSE LITERATURE SUPPORT MATERIALS TRANSLATIONS – PRINTED NOTES – ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS - ONLINE
GCSE LITERATURE METHOD OF STUDY Study the passage and the notes. Use the translations provided, as and when you need. Once you understand the Latin, answer the questions at the end of this assignment, and send your answers to your tutor.
EXAMPLE OF GCSE LITERATURE NOTES religiones interpretantur:They interpret religious questions. This includes the doctrines, beliefs, divination of omens and signs, and the feelings of the worshippers.
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF GCSE LITERATURE NOTE magnoque hi sunt apud eos honore: They [the Druids] are held in great honour among them [the Gauls]. Caesar indicates the high status of the Druids in the words magno honore.
EXAMPLE OF GCSE LITERATURE QUESTIONS 1.Druides … interpretantur, ll. 1-2: what three things are we told about the Druids in lines 1-2?  2.ad hos …honore, ll 2-4: a. Which people does Caesar say come to the Druids and why?  b. Quote two Latin words from lines 2-4 which show the status of the Druids. 
GCSE: WHAT ELSE? PAST PAPERS EXAM ADVICE HELP ARRANGING CENTRE TO SIT THE EXAM
AS MODULES: COST £600 FULL COURSE (=2 MODULES) £350 LATIN LITERATURE £350 LATIN LANGUAGE £350 CC3 £200 HALF LITERATURE
AS LATIN LANGUAGE COURSE STRUCTURE GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX UNSEEN VOCABULARY EXTRA READING (FOR CICERO UNSEEN) IN 26 SESSIONS
AS LATIN ASSIGNMENTS GUIDED VOCABULARY LEARNING GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX TRANSLATION TWO OR THREE UNSEENS PER SESSION – ONE TO BE SENT TO TUTOR FOR ASSESSMENT UNSEEN TRANSLATION FROM TEXTBOOK - INTRODUCING CICERO PAST PAPERS OCCASIONALLY
EXAMPLE OF AS LATIN GRAMMAR INFO + ASSIGNMENT Next turn to Section 12 and study direct commands. Notice that when the subjunctive is used on its own (i.e. when not introduced by cum, ut or the like) it can be translated "let...". This form is known as the jussive subjunctive ("jussive" comes from the Latin verb "iubeo, ere, iussi, iussus", meaning "I order") since it is ordering someone to do something. Once you have studied Section 12, translate the commands in paragraph 4 and send them to your tutor.
AS LATIN LANGUAGE MATERIALS PROVIDED VOCABUARY TESTER NOTES ONLINE TRANSLATIONS OF UNSEENS FOR CHECKING OWN WORK TRANSLATIONS PARTS OF INTRODUCTION TO CICERO
AS LITERATURE COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED TRANSLATIONS OF ALL THE SET TEXT NOTES ONLINE SOME MODEL ANSWERS
AS LATIN LITERATURE ASSIGNMENTS COMPREHENSION AND ANALYSIS QUESTIONS PAST PAPERS OCCASIONALLY
AS CC3 INDEPENDENT LEARNER COURSE STUDY OF LETTERS BY PLINY AND SATIRES BY HORACE, JUVENAL AND PETRONIUS 26 SESSIONS NOTES ONLINE COMMENTARY QUESTIONS ESSAY PRACTICE