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Greek (Classical) at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

Board:

OCR

Outline of the Course:

Unit 1: Unseen translation

  • Students build their knowledge of the Classical Greek language to become familiar with the vocabulary and linguistic structures.

Unit 2: Prose composition or comprehension

  • Students develop and demonstrate their detailed understanding of Classical Greek vocabulary and linguistic structures through either:
  • Translating unseen material from English Classical Greek or;
  • Demonstrating their understanding of an unseen prose text through comprehension, translation and questions on syntax and accidence.

Unit 3: Prose literature

  • Students study two prose set texts: the historian Thucydides and the philosopher Plato.

Unit 4: Verse literature

  • Students study two verse set texts: the poet Homer adn the playwright Sophocles.
  • Both literature components involve translation, and writing commentaries and essays.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Greek

 

Assessment

Type of Assessment

Unseen translation

Duration

1 hour 45 minutes

Weighting

33% (100 marks)

Type of Assessment

Prose/Comprehension

Duration

1 hour 15 minutes

Weighting

17% (50 marks)

Type of Assessment

Prose Literature

Duration

2 hours

Weighting

25% (75 marks)

Type of Assessment

Verse Literature

Duration

2 hours

Weighting

25% (75 marks)

Future opportunities

A Level Greek will give very strong support to your application if you choose to study Classics at degree level. It also combines very well with other A Level subjects and is an excellent foundation for higher education courses such as law, history, English or modern languages.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 June 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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