ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

This conference, new for Summer 2019 is designed to support all those teaching Latin at GCS in achieving learning outcomes with their students at all levels. Providing practical advice, fresh approaches and real world examples, teachers will leave with strategies that can be applied immediately to students across the full range of abilities.

The day will focus on student outcomes and achievement and how it is through marginal gains in the planning, teaching and assessment of our lessons that we can maximise the potential and achievement of all students.

All the sections of the examination papers will be explored, including answering exam questions and questions.

This year we are pleased to welcome for the first time to our conference Dr Matthew Johncock (Classics, Wellington College); we welcome back Dominic Jones (Classics, Westminster School), and Kathryn Radice (Curriculum Leader for Classics, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge).

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain high quality tips and advice on how to maximise marks in the final third of the language course
  • Take away top techniques for preparing for the set text papers
  • Explore how to teach Virgil without spoon-feeding students
  • For non-specialists – find out from an expert about how to go about teaching GCSE Latin
  • Take away new approaches for KS3 Latin
CONFERENCE DATE London Thursday 27 June 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Heads of Classics
  • All teachers of GCSE Latin
  • Teaching new, or in their early years of teaching GCSE Latin
CONFERENCE CODE 7455
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

 

10.00 – 10.05am
Welcome & Introduction


10.05 – 10.50am
GCSE Latin Language: maximising the final third of the course

Dominic Jones Classics, Westminster School

  • The final third of the language course: how it is lost and won
  • Set texts and unseen translation: tips for mutual reinforcement
  • English to Latin sentences: ways to build confidence and accuracy
  • Tips for the exam room: the most common mistakes and how to avoid them

10.50 – 11.10am
Break


11.10 – 11.50am
Preparing for the Set Text Papers

Kathryn Radice Curriculum Leader for Classics, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

  • When to start
  • What to spend time on
  • What to comment on for style
  • Minimising notes; maximising knowledge

11.50 – 12.40pm
Virgil: The Book 2 Provision: positives and negatives

Dr Matthew Johncock Classics, Wellington College

  • Teaching set text, sans spoon-feeding
  • Progressing from ‘spotting style’ to textual analysis
  • Perfecting the 8-marker

12.40 – 1.40pm
Lunch & Hellenic Books display


1.40 – 2.30pm
Option Strand 1

Option 1A: Prose B: Germanicus and Piso

Dominic Jones Classics, Westminster School

  • What do the pupils find difficult about prose set texts?
  • Germanicus and Piso: what will your pupils find engaging?
  • Building independence in selecting and explaining style choices
  • Effective 8-marker writing: mechanical vs. expressive

Option 1B: Not a Classicist? Teaching Latin GCSE for the non-specialist

Kathryn Radice Curriculum Leader for Classics, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

  • Where to start with the grammar
  • What to focus on in the run-up to GCSE
  • What’s the big fuss about literature?

2.30 – 2.40pm
Afternoon Tea & Refreshments


2.40 – 3.30pm
Option Strand 2

Option 2A: Extending the Top Students in Language

Dr Matthew Johncock Classics, Wellington College

  • How to introduce new grammar to able students
  • Prose composition for grammar learning
  • Unseen translation for extension
  • What to do when all the grammar has been learnt

Option 2B: KS3 Latin

Kathryn Radice Curriculum Leader for Classics, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

  • Enthusing students
  • Building numbers for GCSE
  • Teaching to a wide ability range

Dr Matthew Johncock

Classics, Wellington College

Dominic Jones

Classics, Westminster School

Katharine Radice

Curriculum Leader for Classics, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge