Assessment in Latin
Course Content: Eduqas Latin
Assessment in GCSE is by 100% exam at the end of Year 11.
Details of examination weightings are set out below:
Paper 1 – Latin Language
1 hour 30 minutes = 50%
Paper 2- Latin Literature and Sources
1 hour 15 minutes = 30%
Paper 3 – Roman Civilization
1 hour = 20%
Marking of Student Work and Feedback
Student books are taken in by the class teacher at least three times per term (based on a standard 6 week term). Teachers will specifically indicate what work will and will not be marked in order to give our students a clear idea of what is expected from them and so they can always present their best work. Students are encouraged to self- and peer-assess their work through the use of our Green and Purple pens.
Assessment feedforward sheets are used as part of the assessment marking process at the end of each unit, which usually marries up to each term. Staff comments provide guidance on how students can improve their level of understanding. Staff are expected to review all peer assessed and self-assessed work and provide guidance when necessary.
- Term 1 – Test 1 (after Stage 5), Test 2 (after Stage 8)
- Term 2 – Test 3 (after Stage 12)
- Term 3 – Exam paper L2 Roman Civilisation
- Term 4 – Exam paper L1 Core Language
- Term 5 – Year 10 Exams L2 Roman Civ & L1 Core Language
- Term 6 – Exam paper L2 Core Language
- Term 1 – Exam paper Core Language
- Term 2 – Exam paper Literature
- Term 3 – Mock GCSE Core Language, Literature, Roman Civilisation
- Term 4 – Exam paper Core Language, Literature
- Homework is set in line with the School Homework Policy. At GCSE the intended length of homework should normally be 1 hour per week for written or speaking preparation
- Students will record homework in their planners and teachers will share via SIMS Parent the details of what has been set and when it is due to be handed in
- Students are expected to learn the vocabulary from the prescribed list
Supporting Your Daughter in GCSE Latin
- Make sure that your daughter has taken the necessary time to learn the vocabulary
- Encourage attendance to the Latin Language Clinic at lunchtime (ask Mrs Cordero for which Lunchtime)
- Be aware of the help and support available on the Cambridge Language Course website
- Encourage her to do well – a good languages GCSE grade will open many doors in the future!
Revision and Support Materials