BACCALAUREATE

SCQF LEVEL 7 

The Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for candidates in fifth and sixth year of secondary education who are able to cope with the demands of study at Higher and Advanced Higher level. 

QUALIFICATION

DURATION

COURSEWORK

  

EXAM

EXAM

TEACHERS

Please see Mrs Laing for more information about this course. 

 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

The Languages Baccalaureate is a very good preparation for study at university. 

 

The defining feature of the Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages is the interdisciplinary project and the added value it brings to the Baccalaureate as a whole. The project will therefore be:  

  • motivating in its own right for candidates.   

  • focused on generic skills which help prepare the candidate for further study/employment.   

  • capable of extending knowledge and development of cognitive skills.  

  • responsive to individual needs, combining breadth across languages and broad themes with opportunities for greater depth of understanding within a specialist discipline.   

  • designed to encourage the candidate to draw on many areas of learning and to recognise the interdependence of subjects in terms of skills.   

  • designed to help prepare Scotland’s young people for a globalised and interdependent world, encouraging awareness of international themes of common interest. 

WHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

 

The Baccalaureate is based on a coherent group of subjects at Higher and Advanced Higher level. This coherence allows candidates to build a significant body of knowledge, skills and qualifications in languages which will enhance progression opportunities in related disciplines to further and higher education and to employment.  

  

In addition, the Baccalaureate offers added breadth and value through an interdisciplinary project which is intended to broaden the candidate experience, extend their subject knowledge and help to equip the candidate with the generic skills, attitudes and confidence necessary to make the transition into further and higher education and/or employment. 

 

The defining feature of the Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages is the interdisciplinary project and the added value it brings to the Baccalaureate as a whole. The project will therefore be:  

  • motivating in its own right for candidates.   

  • focused on generic skills which help prepare the candidate for further study/employment.   

  • capable of extending knowledge and development of cognitive skills.  

  • responsive to individual needs, combining breadth across languages and broad themes with opportunities for greater depth of understanding within a specialist discipline.   

  • designed to encourage the candidate to draw on many areas of learning and to recognise the interdependence of subjects in terms of skills.   

  • designed to help prepare Scotland’s young people for a globalised and interdependent world, encouraging awareness of international themes of common interest. 

KEY INFORMATION

Important information with regards to entry to the course.

entry requirements

The Baccalaureate is intended for candidates who, in fifth and sixth years of secondary education, are working at Higher and Advanced Higher level in two different, eligible subjects, (French/German/Spanish/English). Two of the subjects must be at Advanced Higher level. 

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

A course award at level 7. 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

The Languages Baccalaureate would look great on a CV! 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

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