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OCR A Level Classical Civilisation Paper 1 (H408/11) - 14th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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OCR A Level Classical Civilisation Paper 1 (H408/11) - 14th May 2024
Welcome to the TSR discussion for OCR Classics Paper 1!
Introduce yourself, share your favourite or least favourite topic/s, how you're feeling about the exam and your best revision tips
Exam: The world of the hero
Date: 14th May 2024 PM
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins

Best of luck!

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I'm honestly most excited about this paper! I love the Aeneid and really enjoy the Iliad as well. In terms of revision I'm trying to focus more on learning scholar quotes and quotes from the texts that can relate to multiple topics. Good luck everyone!
Same! I am currently doing Odyssey and Aeneid. I have been doing practice paragraphs around themes, timed and lots of essay plans.


Good luck everyone!
Original post by Caboodle01
Same! I am currently doing Odyssey and Aeneid. I have been doing practice paragraphs around themes, timed and lots of essay plans.
Good luck everyone!

Me too! Essay plans are great, a great method of recalling quotes too.
hellooo i am doing the odyssey + aeneid!!! really hope that there’s an aeneid question on war or women because those are so fun to write about!!! (and i guess roman glorification is really easy). but save me nisus and euryalus save me save me
Original post by tbhcreature
hellooo i am doing the odyssey + aeneid!!! really hope that there’s an aeneid question on war or women because those are so fun to write about!!! (and i guess roman glorification is really easy). but save me nisus and euryalus save me save me

hiiii i'm also doing odyssey and aeneid!!
I do the Iliad and the Aeneid and I'm praying for the 30m to be about Rome!!!! I love writing about the Aeneid but the Iliad questions bore me so much. I never have anything interesting to say abt them
Original post by cinmnsoul
I do the Iliad and the Aeneid and I'm praying for the 30m to be about Rome!!!! I love writing about the Aeneid but the Iliad questions bore me so much. I never have anything interesting to say abt them
Same w/ the Odyssey 😭 praying so hard for the Aeneid to be on roman glorification or if it’s propaganda or poetry. So much to write about and the Odyssey is boring as **** no offence Homer.
The Odyssey question last year was so awful - To what extent do you agree that Odysseus’ character is as complex as the plot of the Odyssey? - imagine if it’s just that but rephrased for the Aeneid?? I will actually throw my chair in the exam hall
Original post by tbhcreature
Same w/ the Odyssey 😭 praying so hard for the Aeneid to be on roman glorification or if it’s propaganda or poetry. So much to write about and the Odyssey is boring as **** no offence Homer.
The Odyssey question last year was so awful - To what extent do you agree that Odysseus’ character is as complex as the plot of the Odyssey? - imagine if it’s just that but rephrased for the Aeneid?? I will actually throw my chair in the exam hall

COMPLEX AS THE PLOT? i would not have survived the exam
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Original post by aaaaaaaaaa2006
COMPLEX AS THE PLOT? i would not have survived the exam

hence why im retaking, i did that question last year it was horrendous i didnt know what points to write about because i didn't understand the question and my knowledge on aeneid was not that good so i couldnt do the 30 marker on aeneid instead, but no my knowledge is good on aenied and looking back at the aeneid 30 mark question for 2023, it was amazing but oh well, just have to power through to tuesday. Im learning all my scholarly views and going to do an exam paper. Just remember guys after Tuesday most of won't have to do this again. Stay focused and lets get it done.
Original post by aaaaaaaaaa2006
hiiii i'm also doing odyssey and aeneid!!

I think the 30 marker for Aeneid will be glorification of Rome or something similar, I hope so!!!!
honestly no matter what the aeneid question is you can always link it to augustus or rome. all roads lead to rome!!! literally all hail virgil my man. the other questions for the iliad and odyssey are always so boring but there is so much to debate about the aeneid.
Original post by cinmnsoul
honestly no matter what the aeneid question is you can always link it to augustus or rome. all roads lead to rome!!! literally all hail virgil my man. the other questions for the iliad and odyssey are always so boring but there is so much to debate about the aeneid.
Homeric epic does not have Pallas or Dido so it’s immediately 10x worse. Also Aeneas is just a much more compelling character I feel like he’s so much more nuanced than homeric heroes. Hating his fate yet continuing on or whatever pietas furor etc etc Odysseus would NOT do this **** he’d be like sorry I have to go make out with a goddess or fight a cyclops
Nisus and Euryalus too.. how did I forget them.. Lausus and Mezentius… Camilla… I would’ve saved you all… **** you virgil. Plz tragedy of war question so I can bring them up and then also Rome glorification
Original post by tbhcreature
Nisus and Euryalus too.. how did I forget them.. Lausus and Mezentius… Camilla… I would’ve saved you all… **** you virgil. Plz tragedy of war question so I can bring them up and then also Rome glorification

yes I actually die for pallas and the reworked catallus simile where he's compared to a drooping lily... one of the most beautiful things Virgil wrote imo. he's tooooo good at making you care about everyone even the quote on quote villains
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guys I keep forgetting the scholars for odyssey but I know I will most likely do the 30 marker on Aneieid, so do you guys think I should focus on memorising the scholars for aeneid
hey i did my a level classics last year and i got an A - i was in a similar position i knew i was going to do the odyssey 30 marker bcos im stronger in that area but i learnt about 3 aeneid scholars just to be safe literally the night before or even if u cant rmbr exactly the quote just learn the scholars surnames and be like e.g. jones said xyz bcos it still counts as a scholar quote but yea i would defo prioritise ur 30 marker revision bcos thats where u can bank the most marks
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Original post by luvlayla
hey i did my a level classics last year and i got an A - i was in a similar position i knew i was going to do the odyssey 30 marker bcos im stronger in that area but i learnt about 3 aeneid scholars just to be safe literally the night before or even if u cant rmbr exactly the quote just learn the scholars surnames and be like e.g. jones said xyz bcos it still counts as a scholar quote but yea i would defo prioritise ur 30 marker revision bcos thats where u can bank the most marks

oh so I can make up the quote??
Any predictions for odyssey questions ?
Original post by amelia_3lizabeth
I think the 30 marker for Aeneid will be glorification of Rome or something similar, I hope so!!!!

oh i am so not prepared for that

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