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Advanced Higher Latin (Course Code: C742 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 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?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Latin: Literary Appreciation (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Latin: Translating (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Latin: Project (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of three components with a total of 170 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.

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?

Further study, training or employment in:

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