Thank you for recent responses.
Responding to first reply, it is not OCR Latin. Having checked school brochure, it's with WJEC Level 1 & 2 Certificates in Latin Language, Latin Literature. Says, carries the same number of performance points as GCSE. Quite confused now. Not sure what this means.
A friend's son currently at same grammar school in year 11, has said that many boys are attaining low grades D E U as it's too hard. There's no information on school website showing previous grades achieved, apart from those who got A*-B grades. So can't see how many students got grade C below.
We want him to make the decision, as he will be studying Latin for next three more years. His preference is Latin. We just wanted to hear from parents on how they kids finding Latin gcse.
If they are predicted only to be likely to achieve low grades, the school may not allow them to enter the actual exams in the summer. If your friend's son is talking about fellow year 11s, the grades he is quoting may be from their mock exams?