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OCR GCSE Latin - new specification (J281) and Short Course (J081)



For examination in June 2014


Unit A403  : Latin Prose Literature


Section A:

Higher Tier

Cicero: The corruption and cruelty of Verres and Cleomenes

Livy: The bravery of Mucius Scaevola and Cloelia


Foundation Tier

Cicero: The corruption and cruelty of Verres and Cleomenes

Livy: The bravery of Mucius Scaevola and Cloelia, lines 1–35 (senatum … aderunt)


Section B: Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776

Higher Tier

Apuleius: sagae Thessalae, Metamorphoses 2.21-30

Pliny: Regulus, Letters 2.20

Foundation Tier

Apuleius: sagae Thessalae, Metamorphoses 2.21-30


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For examination in June 2014


Unit A404 Latin Verse Literature


Section A: Extracts from the section entitled 'Land and sea' in OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE (OUP)

ISBN 9870198329329


Higher Tier

Horace: A traveller’s tale

Virgil: A storm at sea

Horace: The ship of state in troubled waters


Foundation Tier

Horace: A traveller’s tale, lines 1-34 (egressum … amicus) and 47–72 (tendimus … viaeque est)

Virgil: A storm at sea


Section B: Selections from Virgil Aeneid 12

The Latin text printed on the examination papers will be taken from Two Centuries of Roman Poetry, eds E.C. Kennedy and A.R. Davis (Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 9781853995279


Higher Tier

lines 697-765, 887-952


Foundation Tier

lines 697-727, 887-952


For examination in June 2015


UNIT A403 LATIN PROSE LITERATURE


Section A: Extracts from the section entitled 'Vice and virtue' in OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE (OUP)

ISBN 9870198329329

Higher Tier

Cicero: The corruption and cruelty of Verres and Cleomenes

Livy: The bravery of Mucius Scaevola and Cloelia

Foundation Tier

Cicero: The corruption and cruelty of Verres and Cleomenes

Livy: The bravery of Mucius Scaevola and Cloelia, lines 1-35 (senatum … aderunt)


Section B: Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776

Higher Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-39 (C. Plinius Nepoti suo S. ... vale)

Foundation Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-12 (aegrotabat … reliquisset)



For examination in June 2015


UNIT A404 LATIN VERSE LITERATURE


Section A: Extracts from the section entitled 'Land and sea' in OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE (OUP)

ISBN 9870198329329

Higher Tier

Horace: A traveller’s tale

Virgil: A storm at sea

Horace: The ship of state in troubled waters

Foundation Tier

Horace: A traveller’s tale, lines 1-34 (egressum … amicus) and 47-72 (tendimus … viaeque est)

Virgil: A storm at sea


Section B: Selections from Virgil Aeneid 9: Nisus and Euryalus

The Latin text printed on the examination papers will be that of the Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)

IBSN 0-19-814653-1

Higher Tier

Lines 176-196, 308-323, 339-356, 367-445

Foundation Tier

Lines 308-323, 367-445


For examination in June 2016


UNIT A404 LATIN VERSE LITERATURE

Section A:


Section B: Selections from Virgil Aeneid 9: Nisus and Euryalus

The Latin text printed on the examination papers will be that of the Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)

IBSN 0-19-814653-1

Higher Tier

Lines 176-196, 308-323, 339-356, 367-445

Foundation Tier

Lines 308-323, 367-445


For examination in June 2016


UNIT A403 LATIN PROSE LITERATURE


Section A:


Section B: Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776

Higher Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-39 (C. Plinius Nepoti suo S. ... vale)

Foundation Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-12 (aegrotabat … reliquisset)

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AS Level Latin


For examination from June 2012 to June 2014, inclusive, the AS set texts will be:


Ovid, Amores III.

2 - non ego noblium ...... cetera redde loco

4 - dure vir .... multa videre domi

5 - nox erat ..... stetit alta meos

14 - non ego, ne pecces ..... iudice vince tuo


Cicero, In Verrem II. 1. 53–69 (aspendum vetus oppidum ... pepercissent).


AS Level Latin


For examination from 2015 TO 2017:


Section A Prose Literature:

Cicero, De Imperio Sections 27–45


Section B Verse Literature:

Ovid, Metamorphoses III. 511-733


Notice to Centres


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A2 Level Latin


For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 verse set texts will be:


Virgil, Aeneid IV. 1–299. The rest of the book should be read in English translation.

Propertius, Elegies III. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 25 ed. W Camps (BCP) ISBN 0862921163.


From June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 unseen verse author will be:


Ovid (hexameters).


From June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 prose set texts will be:


Tacitus, Annals XV. 20–23, 33–45 ed. N Miller (BCP) ISBN 1853994340

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae, 14–29 ed. P McGushin (BCP) ISBN 090651519X.

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OCR GCSE Greek - new specification


Greek Verse Unit B404


For examination in June 2014


Section A: Selections from Homer Odyssey XXI  Lines 288–423

The text will be taken from: Homer Odyssey XXI

Four Greek Authors ed E C Kennedy (Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 0333063872


Section B: Selections from Euripides Ion

lines 15-58, 162-203 and 211-269.

The text will be taken from Euripides, Ion

Four Greek Authors ed E C Kennedy (Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 0333063872


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Greek Prose Unit B403


For examination in June 2014


Section A: Selections from Herodotus,

Section XI: Captures of Babylon B, Second Capture, by Darius

Pages 33–38 in Tales from Herodotus eds GS Farnell and M Goff (Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 9780862920913

Candidates will be expected to have read the introduction to Section XI and the accompanying notes.


Section B: Selections from Lysias and Demosthenes:


Demosthenes ‘Against Conon’

Sections 6 to 9

Pages 115 (line 25) to 118 (line 61) in Demosthenes, ‘Conon and his Gang’, adapted from Greek Beyond GCSE, John Taylor


Lysias 1 ‘On the Murder of Eratosthenes’

Sections 6 to 27

Pages 105–111 (the complete extract) in Lysias, ‘An Adulterer Apprehended’, adapted from Greek Beyond GCSE, John Taylor

These selections are available to download from the Bloomsbury website.


http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/greek-beyond-gcse-9781853997044/



For examination IN JUNE 2015


Unit B403 Classical Greek Prose Literature


Section A: Selections from Herodotus

Section XI: Captures of Babylon B, Second Capture, by Darius

The text will be taken from Tales from Herodotus (pages 33–38) eds GS Farnell and M Goff

(Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 9780862920913

Candidates will be expected to have read the introduction to Section XI and the accompanying notes.


Section B: Selections from Lucian

Lucian A True Story, Sections 7, 8 and 9, omitting sections 9b (12 lines) and 9c (10 lines)

The text will be taken from Lucian (pages 40–54) ed Keith C. Sidwell (Bristol Classical Press) ISBN 09065

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For examination IN JUNE 2015


Unit B404 Classical Greek Verse Literature


Section A: Selections from Homer Odyssey XXI

Homer Odyssey XXI, lines 288–423

The text will be taken from: Homer Odyssey XXI

Four Greek Authors ed E C Kennedy (Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 0333063872


Section B: Selections from Euripides Iphigenia in Aulis

Euripides: Iphigenia in Aulis, lines 1–55, 155–201, 280–309

The text will be taken from Euripides: Scenes from Iphigenia in Aulis & Iphigenia in Tauris ed. E C Kennedy

(Bristol Classical Press) ISBN 0-906515-97-1


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AS Level Greek


For examination June 2012 to June 2014, inclusive, the AS set texts will be:

Homer, Iliad 24. 468–691

Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.8.1–1.8.8, 1.8.19–1.8.29, 3.1.4–3.1.14, 4.5.3–4.5.9, 4.7.19–4.7.27, 4.8.25– 4.8.28 ed J Antrich & S Usher, The Persian Expedition (BCP) ISBN 0906515114.



for examination from 2015 TO 2017:


GCE AS UNIT F372 Classical Greek Verse and Prose Literature


Section A Prose Literature:

Lysias: Against Simon

Sections: 5–39 and 44–48.

Lysias, ‘Selected Speeches’ by Christopher Carey, Cambridge University Press 1989. (ISBN 0 521 26988 1)


Section B Verse Literature:

Homer Iliad 22 lines 247–474


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A2 Level Greek

 For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 verse set texts will be:


Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1–77, 300–428, 532–582, 1369–1415. The rest of the play should be read in English translation.


Aristophanes, Clouds 80–128, 961–1008, 1399–1475. The rest of the play should be read in English translation.



For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 unseen verse author will be:


Euripides (iambic trimeters).



For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 unseen prose author will be:


Thucydides


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This is a quick reference page to check the texts set for each examination year. For full information on these examinations click on the relevant link to OCR in the left hand column and look in “Notices to Centres”