Is Ancient Greek worth it?Watch
Yes so I am currently doing latin and Ancient Greek GCSE (9-1 OCR syllabus) and I LOVE them. Greek grammar is much more complex than Latin which you may enjoy as it is a new challenge? The structure of the subjects is identical and they really are very similar to learn at GCSE. Chances are if you’re good at latin you’ll be good at Greek to. I definitely think you should take it. I like Greek sources more (as at my school we do 50% language, 25% literature and 25% sources). However I prefer the Latin literature.Overall both are great and play on my strengths so if you emjoy latin and are good at it greek is a great GSCE to take too.
As for the alphabet and characters, I think that's not a problem at all and you won't even notice that it is written in different letters after the first month. However, the grammar is a bit more complex (verbs specifically) as there are 3 voices (active, passive and middle) as well as more moods (indicative, subjunctive etc etc and the new one called optative). All in all, the language is slightly harder. But where it really gets more difficult is the set text. It is much harder to recognise cognates (similar looking words) and therefore learning translations is harder. However, 10 markers are basically identical and both the poetry and prose I'm studying are both quite interesting.
All in all, I definitely recommend trying it out if you're up for the challenge.