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is a level latin hard?? i love doing it so much at gcse level but struggle a lot gramtically, in my recent mock i got a 9 but i revised a lot for that. im worried about the translation into latin and english the most. i enjoy literature though
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All a levels are hard. You can use this time in quarantine to work on your grammar and translation for when you do start a level Latin
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Translation and grammar will be an important part of A-level Latin - if you enjoy the literature but not so much the language side of it at GCSE, you may prefer to take A-level Classical Civilisation (or something similar) where you will study the literature (among other things) in English.
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Translation and grammar will be an important part of A-level Latin - if you enjoy the literature but not so much the language side of it at GCSE, you may prefer to take A-level Classical Civilisation (or something similar) where you will study the literature (among other things) in English.
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Translation and grammar will be an important part of A-level Latin - if you enjoy the literature but not so much the language side of it at GCSE, you may prefer to take A-level Classical Civilisation (or something similar) where you will study the literature (among other things) in English.
im not exactly bad at the grammar it just takes some time to get me to understand different things, like declensions or pronouns. the only thing that worries me abt them is the translation from english into latin. do you have any revision tips or things to look out for?
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im not exactly bad at the grammar it just takes some time to get me to understand different things, like declensions or pronouns. the only thing that worries me abt them is the translation from english into latin. do you have any revision tips or things to look out for?
Unfortunately not, I've not done Latin (yet!) and my Greek course doesn't have composition in it so I've just translated from the target language to English
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(Original post by purplebutterflyy)
im not exactly bad at the grammar it just takes some time to get me to understand different things, like declensions or pronouns. the only thing that worries me abt them is the translation from english into latin. do you have any revision tips or things to look out for?
Hiya, this is really late, but I am in the same boat as you considering latin for a-level lol. One thing that helped me for the eng to latin translation is that the latin words don't have to be in any specific order in the sentence, except that the verb is typically at the end. Hope this helps
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Hey, I do A level latin (just finished year 12)! So far I would say that Latin does become harder, but it’s not a very big jump- it’s manageable. The texts become more enjoyable in literature, although they are longer. The grammar is quite similar to GCSE, with just a few more rules here and there. If you’re already working at a 9 I think you will fair well with A level Latin, but it does require consistency. It’s not a subject you can neglect and cram.

Good luck with your choice!
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