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Latin Language and Literature: Assessment

The module is assessed through two examinations, as follows:

Term 2, Week 1

1 hour exam (20%) based on the first set text. Questions on translation (10%) and accidence and syntax (10%).

Term 3

2 hour exam (80%). Questions on the second and third set texts will comprise translation of passages and comment on accidence, syntax and content. There will also be a passage for unseen translation.

Questions may encompass translation, and questions on grammatical and stylistic matters and may be from any part of the text which has been studied.

Passing the module

Non-first years carry the mark that they gain. The two passages for translation in the summer examination will be marked according to the University’s 20 point scale.

For first year students, this is a core module and both exams need to be passed (i.e. 40% gained in each). If you fail an element, then you will be required to resit that element in the first week of September. If you do not gain 40%, you will be required to withdraw from the University.