Higher Latin (Course Code: C743 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Latin?

Latin may not be a modern language but it lives on in many different ways. Originally spoken in the area around Rome, it had a major influence on the development of many European languages including: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. That's why it can be useful when you are learning other languages.

We still use Latin phrases and terms such as 'post mortem' today. We also use it in abbreviations like etc. (et cetera). Latin is used in science, for example in naming plant and animal species, as well as in law and medicine.

And, of course, it gives you a real insight into the culture and literature of ancient Rome.

The skills you learn in Latin are relevant to many career areas.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have:

What will I study?

In this course you will develop linguistic awareness and analytical skills through the study of Latin texts. You will develop an appreciation of the interconnected nature of languages, and develop an understanding of the legacy of Roman civilisation and its influence on their own culture and that of others. You will encounter a range of different types of texts in different media.

The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Latin: Translating (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Latin: Literary Appreciation (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of components:

The question papers will be set and marked by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Successful completion of this course may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

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