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Level 7

Proficiency Descriptor

By the end of level 7, students can communicate their understanding, orally and in writing, of adapted and authentic texts in Latin, with support. They can use their linguistic, cultural and literary knowledge to interpret and appreciate texts. They have knowledge of, and are able to interpret, the socio-cultural contexts of literary texts. They use skills in literary criticism to demonstrate understanding of how texts are shaped for different purposes and audiences. Students are more confident and skilled in using effective language learning strategies.


By the end of level 7, in selected linguistic and socio-cultural contexts, students can:

  • access and communicate the meaning of adapted and authentic texts in Latin, with support;
  • extract and interpret information and ideas from a range of Latin texts;
  • explore the effects of language features on meaning within and across texts;
  • present information and ideas from Roman literature using oral, written, or visual texts;
  • demonstrate understanding of how literary texts reflect Roman ideas, attitudes, and values.
Language Knowledge Cultural Knowledge

By the end of level 7 students can:

  • use reference tools, for example, vocabulary lists, dictionaries, and grammar texts, to interpret texts;
  • recognise typical patterns of word order and sentence structure in adapted narrative Latin of greater complexity, and in authentic literary Latin;
  • understand and explore adapted Latin narrative and familiar authentic literary Latin;
  • demonstrate understanding of the use of literary features/devices in Latin texts.

By the end of level 7, students can:

  • analyse the ways in which Roman civilisation functions;
  • explain the relationship of text(s) to a wider socio-cultural context;
  • explain how socio-cultural meaning is expressed through specific features of authentic Latin literature.

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