Doing GCSE Latin at the age of 26 - stupid idea? Watch

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So it's been a while since I've posted in this forum ...

I've been talking with my housemate and we were discussing (in quite a lot of detail) about taking a GCSE next year, and in particular, doing a GCSE in Latin. It's been something that we've been interested in for a while so we're currently doing our research.

Now I know that we need materials such as the specs, textbooks, etc. But I guess my questions are (given we're mostly going to self-teach):

1. How bad of an idea could this be?
2. How many hours should I dedicate to doing well in this GCSE? Given I'm working full time
3. What is the best way to monitor our progress?

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I think that it's an excellent idea, though admittedly I am somewhat biased!Your best bet would be to have a look for exam centres near you that will accept private candidates. You could then check which exam boards they offer. There's a choice of three in the UK - Eduqas, OCR and Cambridge International.I would recommend the Latin to GCSE textbook series for learning the language.My only reservation would be doing it by yourselves, since there is the difficulty of preparing for the literature component of the exam. I would suggest looking into getting a tutor - either face-to-face or online. Tutorful is one such site that you might like to try.Feel free to PM me if I can be of further help and best of luck if you choose to go ahead with it!
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