Latin - annotated exemplars level 1 AS90864

Demonstrate understanding of studied Latin literary text(s) (1.3)

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Low Excellence

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Student 1 (PDF, 37KB)

For Excellence, the student needs to demonstrate thorough understanding of studied Latin text(s).

This involves:

  • fully expanding on selected particular points
  • giving evidence using appropriate and unambiguous Latin references/quotations from text(s) to support answers
  • providing English explanations for Latin references/quotations.

The student has fully expanded on selected particular points of characterisation by giving examples of Theseus’ bravery (2) (3) (5) and untrustworthiness (8). To support answers, evidence using appropriate and unambiguous Latin quotations from the text has been given (6) and an English explanation of the Latin has been supplied (7).

To reach Excellence more securely, the student needs to provide appropriate Latin quotations for some of the English explanations (1) (4) (9).

High Merit

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Student 2 (PDF, 36KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate clear understanding of studied Latin text(s).

This involves:

  • expanding on selected particular points
  • communicating points unambiguously in English.

The student has demonstrated clear understanding of the studied Latin texts by expanding on selected particular points of characterisation, providing examples of Theseus’ strength and valour (1) (3), his need to be a hero (5) and his untrustworthiness (7).

These points have been communicated unambiguously in English (1) (3) (5) and (7).

To reach Excellence, the student needs to support the answers by supplying unambiguous Latin quotations from the text together with an English explanation. For example, the Latin for the English explanations (4) (6) (8) could be included. The answer could be further strengthened by describing another exploit on the Isthmus Road (2) such as Theseus’ defeat of Sciron.

Low Merit

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Student response

Student 3 (PDF, 33KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate clear understanding of studied Latin text(s).

This involves:

  • expanding on selected particular points
  • communicating points unambiguously in English.

The student has demonstrated clear understanding of the studied Latin texts by expanding on selected particular points of characterisation by giving examples of Theseus’ bravery (1) untrustworthiness (3) and resourcefulness (4).

These points have been communicated unambiguously in English (1) (3) (4).

To reach Merit more securely, the student could add more details, for example how Theseus killed the monsters (2) and how he and Ariadne came to be on the island of Naxos (5).

High Achieved

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Student response

Student 4 (PDF, 33KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of studied Latin text(s).

This involves:

  • using linguistic and cultural knowledge to make meaning of the Latin literary text(s)
  • completing, in English, responses arising from the text(s) relating to points such as textual features, theme, context, symbolism, characterisation, and language.

The student has used linguistic and cultural knowledge to make meaning of the Latin literary texts (1), and has completed in English responses arising from the text relating to characterisation.

For example, Theseus’ bravery (2) and carelessness (5) are described.

To reach Merit, the student needs to expand on selected particular points such as why the people were potential sacrifices to the Minotaur (3) and exactly what promise Theseus made to his father (4).

Low Achieved

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Student 5 (PDF, 33KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of studied Latin text(s).

This involves:

  • using linguistic and cultural knowledge to make meaning of the Latin literary text(s)
  • completing, in English, responses arising from the text(s) relating to points such as textual features, theme, context, symbolism, characterisation, and language.

The student has used linguistic and cultural knowledge to make meaning of the Latin literary texts (1) and has completed in English responses arising from the text relating to characterisation.

For example, Theseus’ bravery (2) and his untrustworthiness (4) are described.

To reach Achieved more securely, the student needs to explain why Theseus made a promise to take Ariadne away (3) and what he had promised his father (4).

High Not Achieved

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Student response

Student 6 (PDF, 33KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of studied Latin text(s).

This involves:

  • using linguistic and cultural knowledge to make meaning of the Latin literary text(s)
  • completing, in English, responses arising from the text(s) relating to points such as textual features, theme, context, symbolism, characterisation, and language.

The student has used linguistic and cultural knowledge to make meaning of the Latin literary texts (1).

To reach Achieved, the student would need to provide a response relating to textual features, theme, context, symbolism, characterisation or language.

For example, the student could write about characterisation, giving examples of Theseus’ cruelty and untrustworthiness in abandoning Ariadne on Naxos (2), despite promising to marry her after she had helped him to kill the Minotaur.  

 
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