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This Eduqas Component 1 course will cover the langauge of Books IV and V. 

It may also be used in preparation for the OCR GCSE Language component.

Please note, for a full Eduqas qualification, you must sit the Component 1 (language) exam, along with Component 2 (Literature and sources (Themes)) and Component 3B (Roman Civilisation). Likewise, if you wish to gain the OCR GCSE in Latin, then you must sit the accompanying OCR GCSE examination papers for a full OCR GCSE in Latin.

You may take this course for your own purposes and/or pleasure without sitting the examination. If you are not sitting the exams you have a maximum time of 40 weeks with your tutor.

If you would like to enrol on the Eduqas/OCR GCSE Language course, please click on the Cost tab to make your payment and then on the Enrol tab on the left, where you will see a link to an online registration form.

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The Eduqas Language (Component 1)/OCR GCSE Language course 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 (you will find them under 'Section A: Vocabulary' and at the bottom of the Eduqas Language, Component 1 page): https://www.exams.cambridgescp.com/wjec-and-eduqas/eduqas-gcse-9-1-2018-onwards/eduqas-component-1-language


The following files are available to download to assist with your course.

*** Only students enrolled on the course and the course tutors can access downloadable course materials ***

There are 20 study sessions for the language component course, each requiring around 2 hours of study. The advised total study time is therefore in the region of 40 hours.

The Eduqas Certificate and OCR GCSE exams are UK public examinations 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 or OCR GCSE 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 or OCR exam board may also be able to provide such information.

Eduqas (9-1) 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)

Please note: for a full Eduqas (9-1) qualification, you must also sit the Component 2 (Literature and Sources (Themes) paper and Component 3B: Roman Civilisation paper in the same year.

For the OCR/GCSE Latin Language component and other examination components, please see www.ocr.org.uk

Cost: 
£300.00
The cost covers: 
  • 20 study sessions on Language 
  • Your tutor will mark your submitted work and return it with any necessary feedback
  • Support from the Cambridge School Classics Project office

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

Payment may be made by online card payment or cheque.

To pay online, by debit/credit card please choose only one from the following links:

Pay for Eduquas/OCR (9-1) - Component 1 Language

To pay by UK Sterling cheque, please make the cheque for the required amount payable to 'University of Cambridge' and send to: Independent Learning Manager, CSCP, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ.

If you wish to pay by cheque in a currency other than sterling, there is a supplement to cover our bank's currency conversion charges. For details of the current price please email the Independent Learning Manager or telephone on +44 1223 330579.  

Please note, before your online registration can be approved, you need to pay online or send a cheque to the Independent Learning Manager and complete the form for this course via the Enrol tab (on the left).

The Cambridge School Classics Project is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge. As such we keep the cost of our courses as low as possible. Any money we may make on our Independent Learning courses is put back into providing greater resources and support for all students of Latin and the Classical world. 

To complete your enrolment on this course, please ensure you complete and submit the Enrloment form via the Enrol tab (on the left).

 

Fixed End Date or Fixed Number of Weeks?: 
Fixed number of weeks
Fixed weeks duration: 
40

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