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Ancient History A level at Woking College

Course description

Develop your visual and written analysis skills by learning about Ancient Greece and Rome! In the first year, you will study Graeco-Roman society through the materials they left behind: archaeological sites, artefacts and literature. In the second year, you will explore Greece in conflict by studying the Peloponnesian Wars and the growth of the Athenian Empire. You will also study the early emperors and find out how the Roman Empire became the strongest power in the ancient world.

Course content

Unit 1 - Examination: Greek History from Original Sources: Athenian democracy in the 5th Century BC (1 hour, 30 minutes - 25%)

  • Section A: Commentary Questions
  • Section B: Essay

Unit 2 - Examination: Roman History from Original Sources: Augustus and the Principate (1 hour, 30 minutes - 25%)

  • Section A: Commentary Questions
  • Section B: Essay

Unit 3 - Examination: Greek History - Conflict and Culture: Greece in Conflict 460-403 BC (2 hours - 25%)

  • Section A: Essay
  • Section B: Essay

Unit 4 - Examination: Roman History - the Use and Abuse of Power: The invention of Imperial Rome (2 hours - 25%)

  • Section A: Essay
  • Section B: Essay

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent grade 4+).

Grade B or above in History and Grade 6+ in English Language is desirable but not essential.


Examination = 100%

Future opportunities

Ancient History will prepare you for careers including law, museum curatorship, teaching, journalism and the Civil Service, and it’s useful for degrees such as Law, English and History.

You will find the skills you acquire from this course useful throughout any career path you choose.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woking College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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