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Levels 5 and 6

Proficiency Descriptor

By the end of level 6, students can communicate their understanding, orally and in writing, of adapted passages of Latin, with support. They can use their linguistic and cultural knowledge to interpret texts. They have knowledge of and are able to interpret perspectives, practices, and artefacts of Roman civilisation. They use their knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar to make connections within and across languages. Students are becoming more confident and skilled in using a range of effective language-learning strategies.


By the end of level 6, in selected linguistic and socio-cultural contexts, students can:

  • access and communicate the meaning of adapted passages of Latin, with support;
  • extract and interpret information and ideas from Latin texts;
  • explore the effect of word order on meaning;
  • present information on artefacts of Roman civilisation, using oral, written or visual texts;
  • investigate Roman artefacts and explore the ways they have influenced modern civilisations.
Language Knowledge Cultural Knowledge

By the end of level 6, students can:

  • use reference tools to assist their interpretation of texts;
  • recognise the function of and relationships between words in complex sentences;
  • understand the storylines and ideas of Latin texts;
  • demonstrate knowledge of key inter- and intra- language links.

By the end of level 6, students can:

  • receive and present information about specific artefacts of Roman society and culture and their importance;
  • explain the influence of aspects of Roman civilisation on modern civilisations;
  • understand differences and similarities between Roman and modern societies.

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