Essential GCSE Latin (3rd Edition)

December 1, 2020
Essential GCSE Latin (3rd Edition)

Essential GCSE Latin is neither a completecourse from scratch nor a reference grammar, but a summary of allthe linguistic requirements for the OCR Examination Boardspecification (2007 onwards), aimed mainly at pupils in their GCSEyear. OCR is now the only board in that offers a GCSE in Latinlanguage. Whatever course they have used, many remain very hazyabout grammar. It is difficult to track back in a multi-volumecourse to the first introduction of a particular construction.Traditional grammars, on the other hand, can be forbidding, andoften do not give enough help with syntax and idiom. This bookbreaks everything down into bite-sized chunks, with examples andpractice sentences (600 in all) on each point, and generouscross-referencing. It concentrates on the understanding ofprinciples in both accidence and syntax, in order to cut down onrote learning. Practice passages for the optional harder unseentranslation passage are included.