Essential GCSE Latin is a practical and accessible guide for students. This third edition is updated for the OCR GCSE (9-1) specification (first assessment 2018). It covers all the linguistic requirements for GCSE Latin, providing straightforward and helpful explanations of every grammatical construction. Each point is illustrated with examples and practice sentences (650 in all). With an easily navigable structure and generous cross-referencing, Essential GCSE Latin concentrates on understanding principles and patterns, reducing the need for rote learning. Concise and clear, it is ideal for those on a reduced timetable, or as a supporting grammar and exercise textbook alongside other Latin courses. As a revision guide it provides a fast but comprehensive recap of the language. The book includes a full GCSE vocabulary and a glossary of grammar terms for quick and easy reference. Fifteen practice passages for unseen translation are followed by five complete practice GCSE papers, and additional exercises for the optional English-Latin sentences. The new edition is supported by a companion website with answer keys and further resources, and is endorsed by OCR.
Latin Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Latin. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the language. Updated to match the 2016 OCR specification, this edition has been restructured to reflect the new examinations, which now have a single language paper. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE. Section 2 provides 30 differentiated passages of increasing difficulty on historical and miscellaneous topics. Section 3 provides 20 shorter passages of uniform length on mythological topics, with comprehension questions, in the style of Section A of the new GCSE language paper. Section 4 provides 20 passages on historical topics, with comprehension and unseen sections, in the style of Section B of the new GCSE language paper. The new edition is supported by a companion website with an answer key and additional passages.