Hi, I've got a place on Ancient History through clearing - still having some doubts. Did Latin at school and really enjoyed it but we had a terrible teacher. Might like to take it up again - what's the teaching like?
Does anyone know what was on the A2 aqa exam paper for the Aeneid in summer 2014?
Hey guys, long time no post!
I'm half way through my MA now and did pretty darn well on my January Latin exam so that's always nice!
I've decided that I definitely 100% want to do a PGCE in Latin with Classics - I'm just not in a stage in my life where I'm ready to do a PhD and probably either never will be or will be much, much older when I do. I've worked in as a non-teaching member of staff at a school for over a year now and I've done some teaching stuff through uni so I know now that that's what I want to do with the rest of my life!
I also plan on taking A Level Greek next summer. At the moment it's conditional on me finishing most of the 2 volumes of John Taylor's Greek to GCSE over the summer but having bought the first volume and looked through it, that looks entirely possible if I work hard. I'd then probably try to finish the Greek Beyond GCSE book by January (I don't have any uni exams now!) and then spend January to the exam getting to know the set texts and unseens really well.
So if anyone has any experience with the PGCE or any tips for Greek please do let me know!
This thread is for anybody who has an interest in Classics and and the Ancient world!
Is anybody thinking of applying for Classics at university? I was considering it but I cannot take A Level Latin and have not studied any Ancient Greek... Would it be possible to self-teach A Level Latin?
How did everybody's GCSEs and A Levels go? Personally I think my GCSE Latin went pretty well, really hoping for that A*!
These days, you can take both languages from scratch at university in your first year. It's hard work and often many first years find much more interesting things to do than their Latin and Greek work out of classes!
Self teaching is a possibility, but a tutor would be a great investment. I tried self teaching Greek many years ago, but soon gave up due to lack of motivation and lack of understanding!