Scottish Languages Baccalaureate

The SQA Scottish Languages Baccalaureate allows young people to continue with the study of two languages so it fits very well with the aims of the Scottish Government's 1+2 language policy. You can find out more about the requirements of the award on the SQA website.

Keep young people engaged with languages in the senior phase

The Interdisciplinary Project (IP) is an essential component of the Baccalaureate but can also be taken as a stand-alone unit. There is a substantial body of evidence that it develops self-confidence, communication skills and learner autonomy, thus preparing young people very effectively for the demands of higher education study. Where schools find it difficult to offer the full Baccalaureate award we therefore would encourage them to consider offering the IP as a stand-alone unit or combining it with a ‘Languages for Work Purposes’ unit at Higher or Advanced Higher level. These options may be of interest to senior pupils who would like to keep up their languages but whose main focus is on science subjects. 

Past candidates have relished the demands of the IP and chosen a wide range of topics to investigate, making links with universities, colleges, organisations and companies both in the UK and abroad in the process. Presentation methods have included talks, seminars, open days, films, web pages, learning activities/games, e-magazines and information leaflets. 

SCILT support for the Languages Baccalaureate / Interdisciplinary Project

We would be happy to:

  • deliver presentations to staff, students, senior management or parents to outline the benefits of the Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages/Interdisciplinary Project.
  • offer assistance and advice to candidates enrolled for the Interdisciplinary Project, in the area of research and research skills, as well as with regard to finding external partners.

Please email us: scilt@strath.ac.uk to find out more.

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