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Latin Level 1 / 2 Certificate
Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Latin Language, Latin Language & Roman Civilisation and Latin Literature
- Latin e-bulletin (September 2013)
- Important dates (2013-2014)
- Raw / UMS grade boundaries
- The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the summer 2013 series of examinations, are now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.
- The Teacher’s Notes for all the options in the current literature prescriptions are now available on the Cambridge School Classics Project website. WJEC would like to thank the team at Cambridge for the invaluable contributions it continues to make to the success of the Latin Certificates.
WJEC is pleased to announce that the Department for Education (DfE) in England has confirmed that the WJEC Level 2 Certificates in Latin Language and Latin Language and Roman Civilisation will be recognised in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) performance measure from 2014.
The impact of this is as follows:
- WJEC Level 2 Certificate in Latin Language is recognised in the EBacc as a language
- WJEC Level 2 Certificate in Latin Language and Roman Civilisation is recognised in the EBacc as a language
Decisions relating to performance measures from 2017 will be made by DfE in the light of the recent consultation on secondary accountability.
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, qualifications in both England and Wales which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both countries. Centres entering candidates for the Latin Certificates will be pleased to know that the Certificates have been confirmed by the DfE as rigorous qualifications which will continue to be included in those qualifications counting towards the Performance Tables up to and including 2015. The Certificates, with the options of January sessions and Controlled Assessment, offer greater flexibility than the new linear GCSE.
Face-to-face continuing professional development is limited to internal assessment standardising in relevant subjects in the coming academic year. Examination review will be provided online; a presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.
Teachers are able to download the support materials used at the CPD event that WJEC held in November 2012. These materials can be accessed from WJEC's secure website by selecting 'Resources PDF Download' from the left-hand menu, followed by 'CPD Materials' and choosing 'Latin' from the list of subjects.
Level 1 Roman Civilisation Topics: Prescribed sources are available for Topic 3 and Topic 4. The Roman Civilisation source material for Topics 1 and 2 (examined for the last time in June 2012) has now been withdrawn from the WJEC website. However, for those who might find the material useful to help with Controlled Assessment projects, it is accessible on the Roman Civilisation Study pages of the CSCP website.
The WJEC Level 1 and 2 Certificates in Latin provide flexible and motivating courses which can be used as 'stepping stones' or as a complete alternative to GCSE. The Certificates are fully accredited and listed under Section 96 for funding and reporting in Performance Measures. Each certificate is graded A*-C at the relevant level and carries points consistent with GCSE. (e.g. Grade C in the Level 2 Latin Language Certificate carries 40 performance points).
- Core Language unit plus Additional Language unit lead to Latin Language Certificate
- Core Language unit plus Roman Civilisation unit lead to Latin Language and Roman Civilisation Certificate
- Latin Literature is recognised through a separate two-unit Certificate
- All units are available at both Level 1 and Level 2
- Options for Controlled Assessment units in Roman Civilisation and Latin Literature
Level 2 Roman Civilisation Topics: there is no source document prescribed for this Level but a document illustrating the sort of material teachers might use in teaching these topics is available on the CSCP website.
Further support and free teaching and learning materials, including vocabulary testers, online 'explorer' versions of the texts, audio and weblinks, are available from the CSCP website.
For further information, please contact:
Alan Clague - Subject Officer
Matt Oatley - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5054