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Greek AS Level at The Camden School for Girls

Course description

  • develop an appropriate level of competence in the language studied
  • acquire the language skills which enable learners to read literary texts, both prose and verse, in the original language
  • develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the literary, historical and cultural features of the ancient world
  • acquire the literary skills which enable learners to read ancient literature, both prose and verse, in its original language with appropriate attention to literary techniques, styles and genres
  • apply analytical and evaluative skills at an appropriate level which show direct engagement with original texts in the ancient language
  • make an informed personal response to the material studied
  • begin to develop a sensitive and analytical approach to language generally

Students will be expected to study a range of authors’ work in order to develop a wider vocabulary and more complex understanding of syntax and accidence. This will enable them to translate unseen passages, and answer comprehension and grammar questions on an unseen prose passage.

Course content

Over the course of the A/AS level, learners will have studied the works of at least four different authors in preparation for the Language and Literature examinations. In both the Prose and Verse Literature components students will be required to read additional literature in translation in order to understand the context from which the set texts have been taken.

For AS Greek prose, the set texts authors are likely to be Thucydides and Xenophon.  For AS Greek verse, the unseen author will be Euripides and the set texts authors are likely to be Homer and Sophocles.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have an academic reference from their current school stating their predicted grades. These must in all cases include GCSEs at level 6 or above in English language and maths, and 3 other GCSEs at or above grade B.

'B' or above in Ancient Greek GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Camden School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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