Prose Unseens for A-Level Latin

A Guide through Roman History

Author: Mathew Owen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474269184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This volume is designed to accompany the OCR A-Level specification in Latin (first teaching September 2016), with practice unseen passages from Livy, the set prose for Paper 1, together with passages from a selection of other writers to support Paper 2, for which no author is set. A bank of 80 passages aims to take Sixth Form students from the level of heavily adapted post-GCSE ('AS'-equivalent) passages and develop their knowledge and skills to reach A-Level standard. But this is not just a book of unseen passages: there is a chronological progression through the unseens in order to give the reader a sense of the narrative of Roman history, exploring key events through the words of original texts. Every passage begins with an introduction, outlining the basic content of the passage, followed by a 'lead-in' sentence, paraphrasing the few lines before the passage begins. Part 1 passages are straight translation exercises on the model of the A-Level Paper 1. They also feature, however, a 'Discendum' box, highlighting a facet of Latin prose with which students may not be familiar, or extension questions on grammar and style. Part 2 passages are accompanied by questions on comprehension, translation and grammar, replicating the demands of Paper 2 in full. An extensive word list is provided in the form of checklists which build the reader's knowledge of the most commonly occurring words and phrases in Latin prose. The passages are punctuated with discussions of Roman history during the periods covered in the passages, and a comprehensive introduction includes portraits of the authors featured in the book, as well as grammatical reminders to help readers deal with both the trickier elements of unseen prose and with A-Level grammatical analysis questions.

Choose the right A levels

The A-Z subject guide

Author: Ray Le Tarouilly

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 1911067273

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 2474


Selecting the right A levels is more important than ever in helping you shape your future path, whether through securing a place at your ideal university, or starting out on your chosen career. But with such a huge variety of subject options and combinations on offer, where do you begin and indeed what are the 'right' choices? In truth, what's 'right' is what's best for you, and any decisions you make about your future should therefore be informed and personal to you, to ensure you find the perfect match to suit your own individual interests, skills and learning style. Giving you all the knowledge you need at your fingertips to support you in making these important decisions, Choose the Right A levels is your one-stop source of practical information, answering key questions such as: What does the course outline look like and how is the subject assessed? What key skills does the subject draw on and develop? Which subjects are preferred or required for certain degree courses and careers? What will I need at GCSE to study the subject and how does the subject compare to GCSE? What subjects combine well together? This comprehensive and impartial guide also features comparative data on national pass rates for each subject, and insightful student case studies on what did and didn't work well for others. Written by an expert Careers Adviser, and laid out in a simple format for ease of use, this accessible guide is your essential aid to navigating the wide range of subject options available and making the best choices for you and your future.

Advanced Latin

Materials for A2 and PRE-U

Author: Stephen Anderson,James Morwood,Katharine Radice

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1853997293

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3510


Offers a range of material to help students build and develop the knowledge and skills needed for A2 and Pre-U Latin. This book includes 24 translation/comprehension exercises, based on passages taken predominantly from Livy, Caesar and Ovid. It also includes an appendix that contains a comprehensive English-Latin vocabulary.

Secondary Education

A Report of the Advisory Council on Education in Scotland

Author: Great Britain. Scottish Education Dept. Advisory Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 2669