If people want to actually learn latin from scratch, heres a good resource. Its now free to all. The first book is designed for year 7s here in England, which is roughly age 11 to 12, so it should ease in quite smoothly. It also includes a lot of information about ancient roman life. GCSE level latin is covered in book IV and if you can crack that then you really just need to learn the vocab.
Cambridge Latin Course. - staff edit - removed the broken link