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AS Ancient History at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Ancient History?

Studying Ancient History helps to develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the classical world, as well as acquire, through studying a range of appropriate sources, knowledge and understanding of selected aspects of classical civilisation. It also develops an awareness of the continuing influence of the classical world on later times and of the similarities and differences between the classical world and the later times.

Studying Ancient History will develop analytical and evaluation skills through using a wide range of sources as Augustus’, Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Suetonius, The Deified Augustus, Aristophanes’ plays and archaeological evidence.

Features of the Course:

This course will look at both Greek and Roman History. Studying in depth the reign of Augustus, the supposed first Emperor of Rome, and how he turned the Falling Republic of Rome into the Great Roman Empire. The Greek element of the course will look at the development of Democracy in Athens in the 5th Century BC.

Modules covered in Year 12:

Athenian Democracy in the 5th Century

Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: 1 x 1hr 30mins exam

Coursework: None

Modules covered in Year 13:

Augustus and the Principate

Assessment in Year 13:

Examinations: 1 1hr 30 mins exam

Enrichment Course

Entry requirements


In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • 'B’ Grade(s) or higher in subject(s) relevant to A Level choices


Grade B or above in English Language, English Literature or History

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Framwellgate School directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September