Latin - annotated exemplars level 1 AS90866

Demonstrate understanding of Latin in current use (1.5)

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Low Excellence

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Student 1 (PDF, 14KB)

For Excellence, the student needs to demonstrate thorough understanding.

This involves:

  • expanding fully on connections and connecting ideas
  • supporting the answers by using Latin references/quotations from resources
  • providing appropriate and unambiguous Latin evidence
  • providing English explanations for Latin references/quotations.

The student has demonstrated thorough understanding by expanding fully on the connections between Latin references and contemporary uses. The company name ASICS has been connected with its purpose, i.e. to promote their product to enable people to be healthy (3) (7). Further full expansion has been demonstrated by quoting the Latin phrase (1) used by the company to form the acronym ASICS and giving its full linguistic background (2). 

A linguistic connection is made by quoting the original Latin phrase mens sana in corpore sano (5). An appropriate and unambiguous English translation is supplied (6) and cultural knowledge displayed by giving the source of the quotation, Juvenal (5). An observation that Latin can be recognised by all cultures is made (4).

For a more secure Excellence, the student would need to provide more sustained supporting references. For example the student could explain that mens sana in corpore sano (5) was used by Juvenal as an answer to what people should desire.

High Merit

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Student 2 (PDF, 34KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate clear understanding.

This involves:

  • expanding on connections and connecting ideas
  • unambiguously communicating these connections and connecting ideas in English.

The student has demonstrated clear understanding by fully expanding on the connections and connecting ideas between the goddess Minerva and the Minerva Institute. Her name, appearance and symbols (3) have been used in the logo of the Institute. There are clear connections between her realms of influence (1) and the work of the Minerva Institute (4).

A further connection with today’s world is added with an interpretation of her symbols (5). The connections and connecting ideas of Minerva’s shield defending the vulnerable, and the owl symbolising wisdom, are communicated unambiguously (5).

To reach Excellence, the student needs to support answers with Latin references and/or quotations, with an appropriate and unambiguous English translation. For example, the Latin quotation from Caesar Gallic Wars (2) could be supplied.

Low Merit

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Student 3 (PDF, 32KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate clear understanding.

This involves:

  • expanding on connections and connecting ideas
  • unambiguously communicating these connections and connecting ideas in English.

The student has demonstrated clear understanding by expanding on the connections between Neptune, god of the sea (1) (5), and Neptune Surfboards. Neptune’s trident tridenti (3) and his name have been used in the logo of Neptune Surfboards (2). The idea of Neptune riding over water in his chariot is unambiguously connected (4) to riding on top of the water on surfboards.

To reach Merit more securely, the student should make clearer statements about how classical ideas are connected to a modern context. For example, the Roman image of Neptune could be more strongly connected to the present day and explained in greater detail.

For a more secure Merit, connection might mention that Neptune standing in a horse-drawn chariot is like a modern surfer standing on a surfboard. Both use his/her own strength and skill to propel it. Both Neptune and the surfboarder are transported over the water.

High Achieved

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Student 4 (PDF, 32KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding.

This involves:

  • using linguistic and cultural knowledge with the support of resources to show connections and connecting ideas between Latin words, phrases and/or images and the world today
  • describing the Latin linguistic and socio-cultural contexts in order to demonstrate understanding.

The student has demonstrated understanding by using linguistic and cultural knowledge with the support of resources to show connections and connecting ideas. The name of Ceres, goddess (dea) of the earth and crops (1), has been used by Ceres Organics, an organic food company. A further connection is made between Ceres and the English word ‘cereal’ (5) and what the company might sell (6).

The Latin linguistic and socio-cultural contexts are described by quoting the Roman poet Tibullus (3) and describing how Ceres was depicted by the Romans (2).

To reach Merit, the student should expand on connections between Latin references and current uses, for example the student could expand on the connection of the image that the Romans had of Ceres (2) with the company. The crown of ears of grain could be used to point out that the organic food is close to nature.

Low Achieved

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Student 5 (PDF, 32KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding.

This involves:

  • using linguistic and cultural knowledge with the support of resources to show connections and connecting ideas between Latin words, phrases and/or images and the world today
  • describing the Latin linguistic and socio-cultural contexts in order to demonstrate understanding.

The student has demonstrated understanding by using linguistic and cultural knowledge with the support of resources to show connections and connecting ideas. The name of Apollo, god of the sun (1), has been used by Apollo Solar Installations (2) (3).

The Latin linguistic and socio-cultural contexts are described by quoting from the Roman poet Ovid (4), and describing how the Romans viewed Apollo (1).

To reach Achieved more securely, the student needs to explain more clearly the connection between Latin sources and current uses. For example, the Latin word for sun, sol, could be given. This would show clearly that solar energy is produced by the sun, and that the company is like a modern Apollo because it produces warmth (3).

High Not Achieved

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Student 6 (PDF, 32KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding.

This involves:

  • using linguistic and cultural knowledge with the support of resources to show connections and connecting ideas between Latin words, phrases and/or images and the world today
  • describing the Latin linguistic and socio-cultural contexts in order to demonstrate understanding.

The student has used cultural knowledge to show connections and connecting ideas between the goddess Venus and the planet named after her (1) (2).

The Latin socio-cultural context has been described (1) (3).

To reach Achieved, the student needs to show evidence of using linguistic knowledge. For example, the Latin word dea might be inserted after ‘goddess’ (1)

The Latin linguistic context might be described by quoting a phrase from Roman poetry such as alma Venus (Gentle Venus).

 
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