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la100ca course and assessment guide ncea level 1


latin (la100)

teacher contact details

When you first make contact with your teacher, please fill out their details below, for future reference.

teacher’s name: telephone: 0800 65 99 88


alternative telephone number: email address: Private Bag 39992, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045 Please keep your Latin (LA100) Course and assessment guide in a safe place so that you can use it to plan your study and to record your assessment results. This guide has very important information about this course. For information about courses at this level, please refer to Student Guide to Years 11–13 and the Student Guide to National Certificates, both are available on the Te Kura website ( Maintaining contact with your teacher is one of the most important factors in making your distance learning a satisfying and rewarding experience. You can find out who your teacher is by: •• contacting your Learning advisor if you are a full-time student •• asking your supervisor if you are in a secondary school or institution •• contacting the call centre if you are an adult student.

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course and assessment guide welcome to the ncea level one latin course This information booklet is your guide to the whole course. You will need to refer to it for every booklet you study, so: •• read it carefully now before you begin LA101 •• keep it safe for future reference.

how this course is delivered

LA100 is a print-based course, with course material and supplementary material accessed from the online teaching and learning environment (OTLE). Dual enrolled students are expected to access material from OTLE. Other enrolled students may request printed materials to be posted, accepting there will be a delay between enrolment and receiving the first posting. You will receive an email explaining how to log in to OTLE. This email includes a link to set your password if you have not logged into the OTLE before. You can access OTLE by clicking on It is recommended that you bookmark this site in your browser. This will take you to a page with links to your courses. Your username and initial password is your Te Kura student ID number. You will be asked to set a new password when you first log in. After that, if you need to reset your password you can click on the ‘Forgot password’ link on the OTLE login page. If you have difficulties logging in, please email:


This year you will have the opportunity to be assessed for some or all of the following achievement standards at NCEA Level 1, and to gain a maximum of 24 credits. AS90862 Latin 1.1 External

Translate adapted Latin text into English, demonstrating understanding (6 credits)

AS90863 Latin 1.2 External

Demonstrate understanding of adapted Latin text (5 credits)

AS90864 Latin 1.3 Internal

Demonstrate understanding of studied Latin literary text(s) (6 credits)

AS90865 Latin 1.4 Internal

Present a Roman viewpoint (4 credits)

AS90866 Latin 1.5 Internal

Demonstrate understanding of Latin in current use (3 credits)

AS90867 Latin 1.6 Internal

Write short Latin sentences that demonstrate understanding of Latin (3 credits)

To be awarded NCEA Level 1, you will need to gain a minimum of 80 credits at Level 1 (or above) including the 10 credits for literacy and the 10 credits for numeracy.

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course and assessment guide

A list of achievement standards from levels 1, 2 and 3 that count towards Level 1 literacy and numeracy can be accessed from: Achievement Standards 90862 and 90863 are external standards and will be assessed in an external examination at the end of the year. You will be sent a Te Kura practice examination closely resembling the external examination a few months earlier. For the internally assessed literature topic studied in LA107 for Achievement Standard 90864 (Latin 1.3), you will use a textbook containing the set passages. Check with your supervisor or teacher that you have the right Te Kura booklet (LA107A or LA107B) and the right textbook. •• In even years (for example, 2014, 2016) the literature topic will be Theseus and Ariadne. •• In odd years (for example, 2013, 2015) the literature topic will be Orpheus and Eurydice. You may do the literature study earlier in the course – just ask your Te Kura teacher.

course and assessment information

•• The four internally assessed standards AS90864–AS90867 will be assessed during the year by one activity for each standard. These activities are placed in booklets LA105, LA106, LA107 and LA108. •• For Achievement Standard AS90864 you will respond to Latin literature. •• For Achievement Standard AS90865 you will research a Roman viewpoint. •• For Achievement Standard AS90866 you will write about Latin in current use. •• For Achievement Standard AS90867 you will compose short Latin sentences. •• Each internal assessment activity contains the criteria you will need to meet to gain achievement, achievement with merit or achievement with excellence. Read these very carefully before you begin your tasks. •• Some tasks require supervision and for these your supervisor must sign the cover sheet. •• After completing all the assessment activities, sign the cover sheet to verify the work is your own. If the cover sheet is not signed, your work will not be marked.


Authenticity means students complete and submit work that is their own. When you submit work to Te Kura, you sign an authentication declaration that the work you are submitting is your own work and was done under the required assessment conditions. Your supervisor signs this declaration to confirm this (where applicable). When submitting work online via the OTLE Dropbox, if it requires authentication, students must follow the instructions provided in OTLE.

your right of appeal

•• You have the right to appeal if you wish to query an assessment result. •• You have one month from the time you receive your assessment results to make an appeal about the assessment. •• Contact your subject or form teacher to make your appeal.



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course and assessment guide


The grid below shows the nine course booklets you will receive, their contents and the position of each internal assessment activity. Each booklet is divided into 10 lessons which should take you approximately one hour each. If you are at a secondary school, you need to spend class time and homework time on your Latin programme. It is important that you complete one booklet every two to three weeks and you should aim to complete three booklets every term. In Term Four you will practise old NCEA exam papers. Write all your answers on your own paper and when you have finished a booklet, attach the cover sheet and self-assessment page from the back of the booklet and put your own barcode label or details of your name and ID number on the cover sheet. LA101 Revision Roman names

LA102 Revision Urban life: Roman meals Urban life: Roman dress

LA103 Language work Latin mottoes Urban life: Roman housing

LA104 Language work Urban life: Roman shops

LA105 Language work Entertainment: Roman baths Entertainment: Roman circuses

LA106 Language work Entertainment: Roman theatres Entertainment: Roman amphitheatres

Internal assessment activity LA105Y1 on Latin composition for Achievement Standard AS90867 LA107 Literature topic

LA108 Language work

LA107B Theseus and Ariadne in even years

Internal assessment activity LA108Y1 on Latin in current use for Achievement Standard AS90866

LA107A Orpheus and Eurydice in odd years

Internal assessment activity LA106Y1 on a Roman viewpoint for Achievement Standard AS90865 LA109 Language work Roman marriage customs Roman funeral customs

Internal assessment activity LA107AY1 or LA107BY1 on response to Latin literature for Achievement Standard AS90864

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what do the symbols in the booklets mean? Means you have to turn to a page of your grammar booklet. Means self mark. You mark your own work. Turn to the back of the booklet and find the answers to the exercise. Tick your answers if they’re right. Write in the correct answer if they’re wrong. These are practice exercises only. Means teacher marked. Your teacher will mark the work.


With the first booklet, LA101, you should also have received a grammar booklet and vocabulary list. You will be using these additional booklets throughout the year, so keep them in a safe place together with this Course and assessment information booklet. You will also need the following: •• a Latin–English dictionary •• in even years (for example, 2014, 2016): Theseus and Ariadne edited by Adelaide Barlow and Christine Hillier •• in odd years (for example, 2013, 2015): Orpheus and Eurydice edited by Elizabeth Hereford. If you are a secondary dual enrolment, your school should provide you with a copy of these texts. If you are an adult student or an overseas student, you must supply the texts yourself. If you are a full-time student, Te Kura will provide you with texts but these must be returned once you have completed the course. Texts can be bought for approximately $10 from: David Adams Wellington Girls’ College Pipitea Street Thorndon WELLINGTON 6011 Email:

other information

If you need your teacher’s help, get in touch by: Phone

0800 65 99 88 or (04) 473 6841




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course and assessment guide

organising your study

Plan a regular time to study. Some people learn best from frequent short sessions while others do better with fewer, longer sessions. It is important to have a plan or a timetable and to keep to it. The suggested planner below is for you to plan your programme of study. You may wish to consult with your subject teacher to help you decide on your plan. Getting your study underway is very important. Your first return of work should be two to three weeks after you first received your initial work. If you have any issues returning your work within this time please contact your subject teacher. For more information on how to study successfully, refer to the Student Guide to Years 11–13 (

suggested study guide Term 1

LA101, LA102, LA103

Term 2

LA104, LA105, LA106

Complete Roman viewpoint, AS90865

Term 3

LA107, LA108, LA109

Complete Latin literary texts, AS90864 Complete Latin in current use, AS90866

Term 4

Revision of NCEA papers

or Write short Latin sentences, AS90867

Whenever you make contact, give your name and ID number, the booklet code and the number of the lesson or activity you want to discuss.

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your latin assessment record (la100) name Achievement standard

Assessment activity

AS90864 Latin 1.3 Demonstrate understanding of studied Latin literary text(s) (6 credits)

LA107Y1/Y2 achieved merit excellence

AS90865 Latin 1.4 Present a Roman viewpoint (4 credits)

LA106Y1/Y2 achieved merit excellence

AS90866 Latin 1.5 Demonstrate understanding of Latin in current use (3 credits)

LA108Y1/Y2 achieved merit excellence

AS90867 Latin 1.6 Write short Latin sentences that demonstrate understanding of Latin (3 credits)

LA105Y1/Y2 achieved merit excellence

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Date standard achieved



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