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Ancient History at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

The Ancient History A Level course gives students the opportunity to study a range of significant individuals, societies and events which will inspire and motivate them to engage further with the classical world. 

Course content

The course offers a range of options, and covers both the study of Roman and Greek societies. The A Level consists of four papers each worth 25% and each 2 hours 30 minutes in length.

Greek period study: Relations between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC; focusing on the interrelations between Sparta, Athens and Persia from 492 to 404 BC. 

Greek depth study; this will include study of one of the following:

The Politics and Society of Sparta, 478– 404 BC

The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC

The Rise of Macedon, 359–323 BC


Roman period study:

The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68; focusing on the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius and Nero.

Roman depth study; Ruling Roman Britain, AD 43–128


Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 5 in both English and Maths and have an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Subject specific entrance criteria:  To study Ancient History students do not require any previous study of a classical subject or knowledge of Classical Greek or Latin language. However we ask for a minimum of a Grade 5 / B grade in History, Ancient History or English at GCSE

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: 25 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Course code: Ah

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