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Ancient History A Level at St John Fisher Catholic High School

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Unit 1: Greek History from the original sources
Students look into the society and history of ancient Sparta; a unique city within ancient Greece. The unit offers an introduction and examination of ancient Greek sources and a chance to develop skills of analysis and evaluation of historical evidence.
Assessment: External examination

Unit 2: Roman History from the original sources
Students will examine the history of Roman Britain considering the impact of the Roman invasion of Britain and the Romanisation of Britain. The unit offers an introduction to ancient Roman history, dealing with complex literary and archaeological sources and developing analytical skills.
Assessment: External examination


Unit 3: Greek History: Culture and conflict
Students will examine Greek history in an extended depth study – focusing on the details of the GrecoPersian wars according to the text of Herodotus. This is a more developed study of the ancient texts, exploring in detail the features of ancient literary sources.
Assessment: External examination

Unit 4: Roman History: The use and abuse of power
Students will examine the ruling and administration of the Roman Empire. This is a more focused study, investigating the ways in which the Roman emperors controlled and expanded the Roman Empire and utilizing literary and archaeological sources.
Assessment: External examination

Entry requirements

A background in Latin or Classics is an advantage but not essential in studying this subject at A Level. For those students who studied History at GCSE a B grade would be the minimum requirement to be able to cope with the demands of this subject. Similarly, a B grade in English Literature would be required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Fisher Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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