ABOUT THIS COURSE

We are very pleased to be once again offering our A Level Latin conference, new for November 2021, which once again brings together leading experts while at the same time offering opportunities for renewed networking and discussing the latest highlights and issues.

The conferences is designed for all Heads of Classics, teachers of A level Latin, those involved in promoting Classics at A level, and promises to be another informative, stimulating and enjoyable conference for all.

This conference is different to usual as it includes a combination of sessions focussing on 2022 exam texts with others looking forward to 2023/2024 exam texts.   We’re delighted to welcome back  Dr Chris Whitton Reader in Latin Literature, Fellow, Director of Studies in Classics & Director of Music at Emmanuel Collee, Cambridge, Dr Llewelyn Morgan Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford and Dr Kathryn Tempest,  Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton to lead sessions on the set texts. We also welcome back Dominic Jones, Head of Classics, KES, Birmingham and Katharine Radice, Curriculum Leader for Classics, Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

Speakers will be available during the day for discussion or questions.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Hear from distinguished experts their discussions on the texts
  • Find out more about Cicero’s rhetorical strategies
  • Take opportunity to reflect on the Cicero 2020 exam paper questions
  • Gain fresh approaches for teaching A level Latin
  • Take away techniques and approaches to make verse unseen more accessible
  • Opportunities for discussion on ways to maximise student performance
DATE & LOCATION Online| Friday 19 November 2021
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Heads of Classics
  • A Level Latin teachers
  • Leaders involved in promoting Classics
COURSE CODE 8637
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

9.55 – 10.00am: Welcome and Introduction

 

10.00 – 10. 50am:  Cicero’s rhetorical strategies in Pro Cluentio,

  •  The case for the prosecution:  bribery and murder under the law
  •  Cicero’s defence strategy: obfuscation and manipulation
  •  How to convince an audience: ethos, logos and pathos
  •  Cicero’s relationship with the truth: the role of the advocate

Dr Kathryn Tempest, Reader, University of Roehampton

 

10.50 – 11.10am: Morning Break

11.10 – 11.55am: Option Strand 1

1A  –   Cicero, Pro Cluentio, taken from Murder at Larinum, 1-7 & 10-11, 27- 32, & 35 – 37

  • Setting the scene: the exordium to the speech
  •      The role of Sassia in the trial: ‘crudelis et infesta mater’
  •      How to spot a murderer: Oppianicus the Elder
  •       How to get away with murder: clearing Cluentius

Dr Kathryn Tempest,  Reader, University of Roehampton

 

1B:  Fresh ideas and New Approaches for A-Level Latin

Katharine Radice Curriculum Leader for Classics, Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge 

12.00 – 12.45pm: Option Strand 2

2A – Histories 1

  • Galba and Otho: two studies in failure?
  • the army as political actor
  • truth and history
  • past and present: the shadow of history

 

Dr Chris Whitton Reader in Latin Literature, Fellow, Director of Studies in Classics & Director of Music at Emmanuel Collee, Cambridge

 

2B: How to get your pupils good at the gobbet

  • What characterises the move from GCSE to A-Level literary criticism?
  • How to engage and empower pupils early in Year 12?
  • Preparing pupils for A03: the difference between interesting, likely, and convincing

Dom Jones, Head of Classics, KES, Birmingham

12.45 – 1.30pm: Lunch

1.30 – 2.20pm: Option Strand  3

 

3A : Virgil – Aeneid Book X11  – 106, 614-727, 728 – 952

  • Cat and mouse in Aeneid XI
  • Duel upon duel – narrative links across books XI and XII
  • The role of the divine in settling the human conflict
  • Virgil’s manipulation of his reader’s sympathies

Dr Llewelyn Morgan Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford

3B: Prose Composition

  • What impacts the ‘proportion of sense’ which pupils achieve?
  • What makes a sentence more ‘Latinate’ than Latin-ish?
  • Where are marks most easily lost, and how can pupils eliminate the ‘major error’?

Dom Jones, Head of Classics, King Edward’s School, Birmingham  

Speaker bio

Dom Jones is Head of Classics at King Edward’s School, Birmingham. He has taught A-Level, Pre-U and IB in a range of departments, both Classics and English, and has served as an examiner (GCSE) and proxy candidate (A-Level) for OCR. He is also the founder and editor of Quinquennium, a blog for early-career Classics teachers.

2.25 – 3.15pm: Option Strand 4

4A: Catullus – 2021 –  2023 selection  Poems 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 40, 70, 76, 85, 88, 89, 91, 107

  • Master of his form: metre and genre in the Catullus selection
  • Text and intertextuality: Catullus and his literary models
  • Catullus and ‘Catullus’ – the use of poetic persona
  • The poetics of passion – using language to convey raw emotion

Dr Llewelyn Morgan Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford

4B: Making verse Unseens more accessible

 Katharine Radice Curriculum Leader for Classics, the Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

 

3.15 – 3.20pm: Afternoon Tea

3.20 – 3.50pm:  Annals 4: looking beyond A level

  • structure and meaning in the Annals
  • intertextuality and meaning in history
  • the “historiographical turn” and its discontents

Dr Chris Whitton Reader in Latin Literature, Fellow, Director of Studies in Classics & Director of Music at Emmanuel Collee, Cambridge

Dominic Jones:  Head of Classics, KES, Birmingham

Dr Llewelyn Morgan Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford

 

Katharine Radice: Curriculum Leader for Classics, Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

 

Dr Kathryn Tempest:   Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton

Dr Chris Whitton Reader in Latin Literature, Fellow, Director of Studies in Classics & Director of Music at Emmanuel Collee, Cambridge