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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:48 am 
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The research also suggests that schools are put off Latin because the GCSE is among the hardest – research by Durham University suggests it is two grades harder than the average GCSE subject. Full text is here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/200 ... te-schools


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It used to be worse when it was 'O' level - you had to pass the translation into Latin section not just get eough marks on the whole paper.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:07 am 
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You can still translate into Latin on the GCSE paper if you want but you are given the choice between a hard translation into English or translating English into Latin.

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Yes but you don't have to pass that to pass the whole paper - :D


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Guest55 wrote:
It used to be worse when it was 'O' level - you had to pass the translation into Latin section not just get eough marks on the whole paper.



....oh no... the repressed memories are surfacing :shock:


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amo, amas, amat ...

accompanied by the teacher beating time as we declined
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Guest55 wrote:
Yes but you don't have to pass that to pass the whole paper - :D


Yes, you do. I have to do it on the 9th!

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Are you sure? The mark scheme does not stipulate that as far as I can see.
Which syllabus are you doing?


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OCR - Paper 3 you must either translate into Latin or out of it. If choosing to translate into it you must get a good mark and pass it as that is the whole paper!

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4.9 AWARDING OF GRADES
The written papers will have a total weighting of 80-100% and internal assessment a weighting of 20%.
A candidate’s mark for each of the components taken will be combined in the appropriate weighting to give the candidate’s total mark for the specification. The candidate’s grade will be determined by this total mark. Candidates achieving less than the minimum mark for grade G will be ungraded.
Candidates on the Higher Tier who fail to achieve the minimum mark for the award of a grade D will normally be ungraded.

It does not say anything about needing to pass each paper ...


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