Latin Level 1 / 2 Certificate
Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Latin Language, Latin Language & Roman Civilisation and Latin Literature
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.
The WJEC Certificates in Latin provide flexible and motivating courses which can be used as 'stepping stones' or as a complete alternative to GCSE.
- There are separate Certificates for Latin Language and Latin Literature
- They are fully accredited until and including 2017 and each Certificate carries the same number of performance points as a GCSE
- Both levels are graded A* to C
- The Level 2 Certificate in Latin Language (with or without a Roman Civilisation element) counts as a language subject in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
- As the Certificates are unitised, they offer the flexibility of unit entries in different sessions
- The Core Language papers are available in both January and May/June
- There is the option of Controlled Assessment in both Roman Civilisation and Literature.
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For centres in England: Accredited WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Latin (for teaching from 2016)
Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE (9-1) Latin qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in England and has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Latin page.
- The DfE has now confirmed that the current accreditation of the Levels 1 and 2 Language Certificates as carrying league table performance points and the Level 2 Language Certificate as contributing to the EBacc will now continue to include 2017 assessments.
- The topics for the Roman Civilisation units to be examined in 2016 & 2017 are Daily Life in Roman Society and Roman Britain. The 'set' source materials for Level 1 are available for Daily Life in Roman Society and Roman Britain. The Teaching Support Booklets for Level 2 are available on the CSCP website.
- The texts for the Latin Literature units to be examined in 2016-2017, along with the accompanying vocabulary, can be found on both the WJEC and CSCP websites.
- The Cambridge Schools Classics Project provides a very extensive range of high-quality support materials for all units of the Certificates and has a bank of teacher-generated resource materials.
Grade Boundaries (UMS / Raw Marks)
- Raw and UMS grade boundary information for past series is available. The grade boundary data for summer 2013 for all units can be seen there.
- Latin Performance Points
- Presentation explaining the use of item level data from WJEC examinations (N.B. the data are available for some units (eg Level 2 Core Language) only)
Continuing Professional Development
- Face-to-face CPD meetings are not available in this subject at the moment because of regulatory requirements. Examination review will be available online. A presentation giving details of this provision is available.
- Teachers are able to download the support materials from the CPD meeting in November 2012 from the secure website. Select 'Resources PDF Download' from the left-hand column, then 'CPD Materials' and then Latin from the subject list. Items 11-13 contain exemplars of candidates' Controlled Assessment work.
For further information, please contact:
Alan Clague - Subject Officer
Matt Oatley - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5054
Latin Literature Examiners' Report June 2015Download
Principal Examiners' Report
The Summer 2015 Principal Examiners' Report, providing feedback on the Summer 2015 series of examinations, is 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.