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Common Entrance Latin Exam

Discussion in 'Classics' started by Incommunicado, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    All my students seemed to enjoy this exam, and I did not hear any grumbles.
    I hope that is a good sign!
  2. andromache

    andromache New commenter

    Sounds like a good sign to me, inc. (Haven't done CE since 2003 but hate to see a post go unanswered). All best to you & your students.
  3. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    Andromache, that's lovely. Thanks for replying. Good luck to you and yours, too.

  4. andadam

    andadam New commenter

    My lot (levels 2 and 3) found it more challenging than past papers they've done as mocks. Early results show that the weaker end have got low marks, which is a shame.
  5. nickwitt104

    nickwitt104 New commenter

    My lot (admittedly only Levels 1 and 2) have done surprisingly well.
    I'm quietly delighted for them!
  6. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    Some of mine were puzzled by (bottom line page 2) "ubi es Leander?"
    Without a comma after 'es' it is a toss-up as to whether it should have read
    "ubi es, Leander?" or
    "ubi est Leander?" (Hero asking herself)
    Either a comma or a 't' is missing.

    I hope markers accepted both possible translations.

    Otherwise a good paper.
  7. andadam

    andadam New commenter

    Results now all in. Grades as expected, but down on mocks, or with only a slight improvement. I am quite angry with one senior school which annually grades pupils down by 10-15% on their expected marks. I'm not sure how they mark the exams - they must have their own agenda.
  8. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    I wish the stories of Perseus, Theseus and Jason would appear far more often in the Greek Mythology essay titles.

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