Latin GCSE


The OCR Latin GCSE is changing. 2017 will see the last examinations of the old format (J281). For information, materials and advice on this syllabus, go here.

2018 will see the first examinations of the new syllabus (J282), which is part of the GCSE 9-1 programme. For information, materials and advice on this syllabus, go here.

The major differences between the two courses are summarised in the following table:

J282
No. of exams 3
Exam duration Language paper 90 mins; others 1 hour
Language paper(s) 1 x 50% (compulsory)
Accidence & syntax
Vocabulary list 441 words
(inc. 125 words for English to Latin)
Set texts length c. 110-120 lines (per paper)
English to Latin or grammar questions Yes
Combination options Candidates must sit the language paper and any two other papers.
Specification J282 Spec
Web site J282