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You may enrol on this module should you wish to study just the language part of the Eduqas course. You may use this course to prepare for the language component of the Eduqas exam (bearing in mind that the exam consists also of the literature set texts and Roman Civilisation components.)

You may also use this course for your own purposes and/ or pleasure without sitting the examination.

The language (Component 1) covers the linguistic content of Books IV and V of the Cambridge Latin Course. The Cambridge Latin Course is set firmly in the cultural context of the Roman world in the first century AD. Book IV focuses on imperial Rome, looking at key features of the city itself, and Book V is set in and around the court of the Emperor Domitian.

 

The main language features of Book IV include:

  • Passive verbs
  • Relative with subjunctive
  • Perfect and pluperfect passive tenses
  • Ablative absolute
  • Deponent verbs
  • Further use of the gerundive
  • Future participles
  • Future and future perfect tenses
  • Future passive tense
  • Present passive infinitive.

 

The main language features of Book V include:

  • Further analysis of passive and deponent verbs
  • Indirect statement
  • Present subjunctive
  • Further use of the gerundive.

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Your e-tutor will always be an experienced, enthusiastic Latin teacher, who knows the course well and is familiar with ways to help you with any issues which may arise during the course. He or she is unlikely to be involved in this project for the money! Rather your tutor will want to help you get the most out of your study of Latin and the Roman world.

When you enrol for the course, we will send you, amongst other materials, an Independent Learner's Guide, detailing what work to undertake in each session. Almost all sessions have a designated assignment to send to your e-tutor. Your e-tutor will mark your work and return it to you, with ideas on how you might improve and, like any tutor, will try to explain an idea or concept to you if you are not certain about it. You do not have to send work if you do not wish to do so, of course, but we strongly recommend that you do, as this will both inform you of how you are progressing, and help your e-tutor to assist you in your learning.

Most of our e-tutors tell us that they would like to be contacted by their students more frequently, rather than less, and no limit is placed on the amount of times you may contact your e-tutor.
All e-tutors have completed a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure and are competent in sending, receiving and marking work electronically. Should you have any concerns about your e-tutor at any stage, you can contact our office at any time.

Component 1 covers the language elements of Books IV and V of the Cambridge Latin Course and students therefore need to purchase the following books:

  • Cambridge Latin Course Book IV, ISBN 0-521-79793-4
  • Cambridge Latin Course Book V, ISBN 0-521-79792-6
  • Cambridge Latin Grammar, ISBN 0-521-38588-1

You will find the books in most major bookshops, or you can order them directly from Amazon.co.uk (not Amazon.com) or The Hellenic Bookservice. If you are a student outside the UK, please be sure to purchase the UK edition of the books. Please ensure you have the books in time for the start of your course.

You will find our free language resources, a vocabulary tester and the defined vocabulary list for download in a variety of formats here: https://www.exams.cambridgescp.com/wjec-and-eduqas/eduqas-gcse-9-1-2018-onwards/eduqas-component-1-language

The Eduqas Certificate exam is a UK public examination and students are responsible for entering themselves for the exam via an examination centre in the autumn of the year before the summer of the exam.

School students are advised to approach their school's Exams Officer and ask that their school enters them for the examination.

Mature students may either approach local schools that are Eduqas examination centres. 

While we cannot take responsibility for entering students for the examination itself, we may be able to assist you by providing information on known examination centres. The WJEC/Educas exam board may also be able to provide such information.

Below are listed all of the examination components; if you would like to obtain the Edquas certificate, you will need to sit all the exam papers. 

Component 1: Latin Language

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Counts towards 50% of the qualification

This paper will be in two sections:

Section A

A range of short comprehension questions testing understanding of the storyline (55% of the marks for this component).

Translation of a passage from Latin into English, with a gradation of difficulty (35% of the marks for this component).

Section B

Either Translation from English into Latin or the permitted alternative, i.e. recognise, analyses and explain items of syntax and accidence (10% of marks for this component)

Component 2: Latin Literature and Sources (Themes)

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Counts towards 30% of the qualification

A prescription of Latin literature, both prose and verse, on a theme together with prescribed ancient source materials on the same theme. You will answer questions on Theme A: Day at the Races. This is an open-book assessment.

Component 3B: Roman Civilisation

Written examination: 1 hour

Counts towards 20% of the qualification

You will answer questions on the topic 'Entertainment and Leisure'.

Cost: 
£300.00
The cost covers: 

For this you receive:

20 study sessions on Language 

Your tutor will mark your submitted work and return it with any necessary feedback.

If you are not sitting the examination, then you will have a maximum time of 40 weeks with your e-tutor. 

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(Please note, payment is required before final approval of your enrolment. Full details on how to pay are in the course's 'Cost' tab.)

 

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