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.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises three areas of study.
The course assessment consists of three components totalling 160 marks:
For Component 3 - You will produce a dissertation presenting the findings of independent research on an aspect of Latin literature, language or the Roman world.
The question papers will be set and marked externally by SQA. The dissertation will also be marked externally.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
Further study, training or employment in: