OCR GCSE Classical Greek

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    (Original post by metellaest)
    Haha no problem

    So each Paper (if you do long course) is out of 100 UMS, so the total is out of 400 UMS.

    The purpose of UMS is so they can keep the boundary constant (360 out of 400 UMS) every year, and to make sure it's no harder or easier to get an A* one year than the next.

    A 90 UMS average across your papers will get you an A*; OCR have a raw mark to UMS converter that you can use to see what raw mark will get you what UMS each year.

    That way a harder paper will have a lower raw mark boundary, but the UMS stays the same.

    Good luck!
    Ohhhhh it all makes sense now!! Thank you and good luck too
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    Good luck everyone! Hope it goes well.


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    Thanks! You too!

    Off to music now hope it goes ok!
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    How did everyone find it?
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    Pretty easy


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    (Original post by fuzz13)
    How did everyone find it?
    Pretty decent! You?
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    (Original post by metellaest)
    Pretty decent! You?
    I thought it was so weird! Like there was so little for the marks available you know?!

    So you know the translation what did you put for the bit about Hermes being disguised? And the bit about Zeus (top of the 2nd paragraph?)
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    (Original post by fuzz13)
    I thought it was so weird! Like there was so little for the marks available you know?!

    So you know the translation what did you put for the bit about Hermes being disguised? And the bit about Zeus (top of the 2nd paragraph?)
    Zeus perceiving (prob got tense wrong) the old man and pitying him...something or other I can't remember! It was so short though.
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    (Original post by metellaest)
    Zeus perceiving (prob got tense wrong) the old man and pitying him...something or other I can't remember! It was so short though.
    I know and it really threw me! Also did you translate any genitive absolutes in any of the paper? I didn't but my friend did
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    (Original post by fuzz13)
    I know and it really threw me! Also did you translate any genitive absolutes in any of the paper? I didn't but my friend did
    I don't think so? I seem to forget everything I wrote the moment I get out of the exam
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    (Original post by metellaest)
    I don't think so? I seem to forget everything I wrote the moment I get out of the exam
    Haha dw! I thought it went well and finished it like really early and then 5 mins to the end I started doubting literally everything I put! Sorry about asking loads of questions it's just my teacher wasn't there at the end so I haven't spoken to her about it 😅😁


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    Bit late... I did my Music when you guys did Greek, then did Greek straight after...

    I thought it was pretty good, myself. I agree about the number of marks - the question at the end of the first comprehension was three marks, but I thought the answer was 'he brought gold and other gifts' - that seems like two marks

    Other than that, it was good. I put 'Zeus, having noticed the old man and pitying him', but I couldn't work out the last bit perfectly - εφανη was 'he showed' wasn't it?

    What did y'all write for the derivations?
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    (Original post by Caecilius'Garden)
    Bit late... I did my Music when you guys did Greek, then did Greek straight after...

    I thought it was pretty good, myself. I agree about the number of marks - the question at the end of the first comprehension was three marks, but I thought the answer was 'he brought gold and other gifts' - that seems like two marks

    Other than that, it was good. I put 'Zeus, having noticed the old man and pitying him', but I couldn't work out the last bit perfectly - εφανη was 'he showed' wasn't it?

    What did y'all write for the derivations?
    I put he appeared for εφανη I think but can't remember the context!
    What did u get for the bit that was about Priam deciding to ask for the body.... I put something like "so that it could be buried according to the custom." But I don't know if I got it right? 😢

    I put gynaecologist and politics, what about u?


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    'in order to bury it by the law'... custom would have made more sense, I think mine's wrong though

    Gynaecology and politician and had the most uncomfortable time explaining what it meant
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    (Original post by Caecilius'Garden)
    'in order to bury it by the law'... custom would have made more sense, I think mine's wrong though

    Gynaecology and politician and had the most uncomfortable time explaining what it meant
    Omg yeh 😂😂 that bit was weird so idk really! Oh well! On to the next one.... 🚀🚀


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    (Original post by Caecilius'Garden)
    Bit late... I did my Music when you guys did Greek, then did Greek straight after...

    I thought it was pretty good, myself. I agree about the number of marks - the question at the end of the first comprehension was three marks, but I thought the answer was 'he brought gold and other gifts' - that seems like two marks

    Other than that, it was good. I put 'Zeus, having noticed the old man and pitying him', but I couldn't work out the last bit perfectly - εφανη was 'he showed' wasn't it?

    What did y'all write for the derivations?
    Hi! Glad it went well

    I did gynaecologist and metropolitan but the last one I explained iffily...

    I put "he appeared" but that might be wrong!

    How was music?
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    Hmm. I'll look it up later.

    It was good thanks, lots of good questions and only a few tricky ones. It's difficult to tell how well you do in the music exams though... It's easy to write a wrong answer
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    (Original post by Caecilius'Garden)
    Bit late... I did my Music when you guys did Greek, then did Greek straight after...

    I thought it was pretty good, myself. I agree about the number of marks - the question at the end of the first comprehension was three marks, but I thought the answer was 'he brought gold and other gifts' - that seems like two marks

    Other than that, it was good. I put 'Zeus, having noticed the old man and pitying him', but I couldn't work out the last bit perfectly - εφανη was 'he showed' wasn't it?

    What did y'all write for the derivations?
    I'm quite confident that 'ephane' means he appeared because he showed wouldn't work with the context. Also what did you guys get for the clause starting 'Ian' in the translation passage?


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    Oh yes, I think you're right.

    Which passage?
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    (Original post by fuzz13)
    I thought it was so weird! Like there was so little for the marks available you know?!

    So you know the translation what did you put for the bit about Hermes being disguised? And the bit about Zeus (top of the 2nd paragraph?)
    Zeus, having noticed the old man and pitying him, sent Hermes to lead him. Therefore the messenger of the messenger of the gods immediately appeared... on the one hand Priam was amazed, on the other hand the god told him not to fear.
    (Original post by metellaest)
    Zeus perceiving (prob got tense wrong) the old man and pitying him...something or other I can't remember! It was so short though.
    yeah it was in the aorist, because it has a strong aorist.
    (Original post by fuzz13)
    I know and it really threw me! Also did you translate any genitive absolutes in any of the paper? I didn't but my friend did
    No genetive absolutes at all.

    (Original post by kart1400)
    I'm quite confident that 'ephane' means he appeared because he showed wouldn't work with the context. Also what did you guys get for the clause starting 'Ian' in the translation passage?
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    Honestly I can't tell what ian is... what was it roughly about?

    For the two derivatives I put politically - reasonably easy and miogynist (woman hater) - i spent 20 mins trying to find the latter - i remembered my teacher mentioning gynaechologist but couldn't remember the word and finally came up with misogynist. (literally miseo + gune = hater of women)
 
 
 
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