Past Papers: A Level Latin
Unseen Translation (H443/01)
H443/01 consists of a prose passage (Livy) for translation and a verse passage (Ovid) for translation, and a short scansion task.
|Year||Prose Passage||Verse Passage|
|2019||Maharbal advises Hannibal |
|Perseus turns Phineus to stone
(Ovid Met. V.210–233)
|2018||Success for Maximus, failure for Geminus |
|Cyparissus is turned into a cypress
(Ovid Met. X.120–142)>
|Specimen||The citizens of Abydos reject Philippus |
|Niobe is punished by the gods
(Ovid Met. VI 277ff.)>
Prose composition or comprehension (H443/02)
H443/02 consists of a passage of English for translation into Latin, or a passage of Latin prose with comprehension questions.
|2019||Pliny praises Trajan |
(Pliny, Panegyricus 11–12)
|Tiberius abuses a fisherman|
|2018||Nero faces a revolt |
(Suetonius, Nero 47)>
|Alexander trusts a doctor>|
|Specimen||Pliny visits the tomb of Rufus |
(Pliny, Letters VI.10)>
|Tyrtaeus inspires the Spartans>|
F363 consisted of a verse translation and comprehension questions (along with questions on the verse literature set text). These can be used as practice for the verse translation in H443/01.
F364 consisted of a prose translation and comprehension questions (along with questions on the prose literature set text). These can be used as practice for the prose translation in H443/01 and the English to Latin passage in H443/02.