DATE:  Wednesday 05 December 2018: 4pm (1hr)



This webinar will examine the key contextual knowledge necessary for success when teaching the Aeneid, and how to engage with scholars’ opinions. Coverage will include the historical context of the Aeneid, alongside Virgil’s links to Augustus. It will consider the different academic interpretations of the text, and how students can deploy these in the 30 mark essays. There will be a focus on how to meet the AO2 requirement for “critical perceptive analysis” of scholarship on the Aeneid. The webinar will also examine exemplar material, looking at how students can use scholarship in their essays to write an effective answer.



All teachers of A-level Classical Civilisation

Mark Robinson

Mark is an experienced examiner and Head of Humanities, with over 25 years teaching experience of both Classical Civilisation and History. He has marked on the first year of the linear AS exam, and has marked for both OCR and AQA. He has a particular interest in innovative strategies for improving student performance, and is the author of a number of Ted-Ed videos on Classical Civilisation.

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