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Latin Continuers – Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of prescribed text by translating the Latin into idiomatic and fluent English, showing an understanding of the relationship between words and structures, and a sensitivity to the content and style of the author
  • Demonstrates understanding of the content of prescribed texts by identifying, explaining and analysing references and stylistic and contextual aspects of an extract with support cited from the extract
  • Demonstrates understanding of scansion of dactylic hexameter by accurate marking of all syllables, the main caesura, elision and feet
  • Demonstrates understanding of grammatical features in prescribed text by analysis and identification of parts of speech, grammatical forms and usages
  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of unseen Latin text by translating the Latin into fluent English, showing the relationship between most words and structures and using vocabulary most appropriate to the context

Band 5

  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of prescribed text by translating most of the Latin into idiomatic and fluent English, showing an understanding of the relationship between most words and structures and an awareness of the content and style of the author
  • Demonstrates understanding of the content of prescribed texts by identifying and explaining most references and most stylistic and contextual aspects of an extract with limited support cited from the extract
  • Demonstrates understanding of scansion of dactylic hexameter by accurate marking of most syllables, the main caesura, elision and feet
  • Demonstrates understanding of grammatical features in prescribed text by analysis and identification of most parts of speech, grammatical forms and usage
  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of unseen Latin text by translating most of the Latin into fluent English, showing the relationship between most words and structures, conveying an overall sense of the Latin

Band 4

  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of prescribed text by translating some of the Latin into English, showing an understanding of the relationship between some words and structures, and a general understanding of the content
  • Demonstrates understanding of the content of prescribed texts by identifying some references and few stylistic and contextual aspects of an extract
  • Demonstrates understanding of scansion of dactylic hexameter by accurate marking of some syllables, the main caesura, elision and feet
  • Demonstrates understanding of grammatical features in prescribed text by analysis and identification of some parts of speech, grammatical forms and usage
  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of unseen Latin text by translating some of the Latin into English, showing the relationship between some words and structures

Band 3

  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of prescribed text by translating into English some structures and individual words in isolation, with limited understanding of the content
  • Demonstrates understanding of the content of prescribed texts by identifying some references and making elementary comments on stylistic and contextual and aspects of an extract
  • Demonstrates understanding of scansion of dactylic hexameter by accurate marking of a few syllables and feet
  • Demonstrates understanding of grammatical features in prescribed text by identification of some parts of speech and grammatical forms
  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of unseen Latin text by translating some structures and individual words of the Latin into English with limited understanding of the content

Band 2

  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of prescribed text by translating into English few individual words and phrase in isolation
  • Demonstrates understanding of the content of prescribed texts by identifying a few of the references of an extract
  • Demonstrates understanding of grammatical features in prescribed text by identification of a few parts of speech
  • Demonstrates understanding of scansion of dactylic hexameter by accurate marking of a few syllables
  • Demonstrates understanding of the meaning of unseen Latin text by translating a few individual words and phrases of the Latin into English with little understanding of the overall meaning

Band 1

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