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Ancient History at Poole Grammar School

Course description

The AS and A2 courses each consist of two modules – one based on Ancient Rome and one on Ancient Greece.

For the AS level the students will study the society and politics of ancient Sparta and the end of the Roman Republic.

For A2 the students will study the society and culture of Athens 449 to 399 BC and the fall of the Roman republic 81 to 31 BC. These modules offer students the chance to understand some of the most critical periods in History which are not only inherently interesting but have also proved extremely influential in the development of Western civilisation.

Ancient History is about closely studying the ancient texts (English translations) and students will be expected to read these and arrive at their own conclusions on a range of historical issues. These will be developed and debated in class in seminar style sessions. Students will also be directed towards appropriate secondary texts which they will be expected to read in order to build on their knowledge and attain a wider understanding of events.

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline - specifically a B in English Language

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years