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1 Qualifications Update: Latin Qualifications Update: Latin

2 Developing qualifications - drivers Progression – provide progression from Es & Os and maximise continuity between levels More open and flexible requirements – fewer, broader outcomes, more focus on skills Assessment which supports learning - open evidence requirements – choice of assessment approaches – opportunities for combined assessment Refreshed and relevant contexts for learning, providing challenge and enjoyment Personalisation and Choice – in content/contexts for Units - Added Value Unit at National 4 – coursework assessment at National 5 Robust and credible – current high standards in qualifications will be maintained

3 CfE Levels early years 1 2 3 4 SCQF Levels 1 2 3 4 Continues to 12 ≈ Relationship between CfE and SCQF Levels

4 Combines best aspects of current Standard Grade and Intermediate Latin: An added value assessment providing personalisation and choice in an Assignment at National 4 Refreshed Prescribed Texts for Literary Appreciation at National 5 (The Poems of Catullus, Ovid Metamorphoses VIII, Virgil Aeneid II, Pliny Letters, Cicero In Verrem IV) and flexibility in texts used at National 3 and National 4 Question on aspects of Roman culture: Literary Appreciation Unit and Course Assessment New Marking Instructions for translating in Course Assessment at National 5: 2, 1, 0. Key points

5 Unit Structure National 3National 4National 5 Latin: Translating Latin: Literary Appreciation Latin: Assignment

6 New Quality Assurance arrangements Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14 New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach New ‘Nominee’ role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted Verification in Nov/Dec, Feb and Apr/May - allows for early identification of issues and support/guidance to be given

7 Assessment Support Schedule 2012/13 Oct 12 to Mar 13 N3 to N5 Unit Assessment Support (Package 1) Feb 13 N3 to N5 Unit Assessment Support (Package 2) Feb 13 N5 Specimen Question Paper Apr 13 N3 to N5 Unit Assessment Support (Package 3) Apr 13 N5 Specimen Coursework Apr 13 N4 Added Value Assessment Support

8 Latin Unit Assessment National 3 to National 5

9 Unit assessment Flexible and open Assessment Standards and Evidence Requirements in Units Greater range of techniques and methodologies for assessment – encouraged through Unit assessment support packages Assessments can be designed to provide evidence across more than one outcome or Unit – combined assessments More opportunities to gather naturally occurring evidence – assessment as part of learning and teaching

10 Unit Assessment Support packages – purpose Assessment support packages will be provided which you can use to: Assess your candidates Adapt for your own assessment programmes Help you develop your own assessments

11 Unit Assessment Support packages – key features Valid from August 2013 Designed to encourage professional judgement Provide broad-based tasks – allow assessors to choose appropriate context and forms of evidence Show range of approaches to generating assessment evidence Give information on the type of evidence which could be gathered and how this is to be judged against Assessment Standards

12 Unit assessment support packages - approaches Package 1 Unit by Unit approach – discrete assessment tasks for each Unit Package 2 Portfolio approach – groups Outcomes and Assessment Standards from different Units – linking Translating and Literary Appreciation by theme and by author Package 3 Unit by Unit approach – discrete assessment tasks for each Unit

13 Assessment Package 1 Unit by Unit Approach Latin: Translating - 2 assessments per level Latin: Literary Appreciation - 2 assessments per level using two authors (3 at National 5) Each package covers Outcome, Assessment Standards and Evidence requirements for either Translating or Literary Appreciation Key points: making assessment judgements using criteria, evidence may be oral or written, culture question in Literary Appreciation, flexibility of choice with texts at National 3 and National 4, prescribed texts refreshed at National 5)

14 Unit Assessment Support National 3National 4National 5 Latin: Translating 2 translations Exemplars: Greek Hero Odysseus The Eruption of Vesuvius Latin: Translating 2 translations Exemplars: Philemon and Baucis Favourite Grandson upset by his grandmother’s death Latin: Translating 2 translations Exemplars: Murder at the Inn A Dream Cure for Poison Latin: Literary Appreciation: Catullus Poems Pliny Letters Latin: Literary Appreciation: Pliny Letters Ovid Metamorphoses VIII Latin: Literary Appreciation: Catullus Poems Cicero in Verrem IV Virgil Aeneid II

15 Latin Added Value Assessments: - National 5 Course Assessment - National 4 Added Value Unit

16 Adding Value – National 4, National 5 Each Course at National 4 and National 5 includes assessment of Added Value For National 4, the added value is in an Added Value Unit - not graded For National 5, the added value is in the Course Assessment - graded A - D (as at present)

17 Added Value Makes the Course more than the sum of its parts Builds on current Course assessment and Group Award approaches Defined as breadth, challenge and/or application as outlined in Building the Curriculum 5 May involve accumulation, assimilation, integration and/or application of skills, knowledge and understanding Uses 7 defined assessment methods (there are usually two of these)

18 Controlled Assessment Where the assessment method is not a question paper, SQA has introduced the concept of controlled assessment to ensure fairness and reliability 3 stages of assessment: Setting, Conducting, Marking the assessment Each will have a defined level of control: SQA-led activity, Shared responsibility between SQA and Centres, Centre- led Subject-specific decisions, but mostly SQA-led activity in initial years

19 National 5 – Latin Course Assessment Question Paper Latin: Translating 50% 30 marks Question Paper Latin : Literary Appreciation 50% 30 marks Externally marked Samples skills, knowledge and understanding from the Course Specification and Course Assessment Specification Includes accidence and syntax and refreshed prescribed texts Draws on style of questions in Standard Grade and Intermediate 2

20 National 5 – Translating 1 hour paper Detailed unseen Latin prose text 15 blocks worth 2 marks each for accurate/near accurate translation; 1 mark for essential idea Marking now 2, 1, 0 basis No scaling

21 National 5 – Literary Appreciation 1 hour paper Analysis and Evaluation of refreshed prescribed texts – available on SQA website and provided with the Question Paper separately Choice of two authors from five Short answer, restricted and extended response questions One question on an aspect of Roman culture related to the text

22 National 5 – Refreshed Texts The Poems of Catullus Ovid Metamorphoses VIII Virgil Aeneid II Pliny Letters Cicero in Verrem IV

23 National 4 Added Value Unit National 4 Added Value Unit Latin: Assignment Allows demonstration of challenge and application Assesses skills in translating; selecting relevant information about aspects of Roman culture; presenting findings in English and responding to questions Internally marked

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