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Archaeology A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

Archaeology is the study of past human societies from the investigation of material remains and is one of the most exciting subjects in the curriculum. Moreover, Archaeology is an excellent all round subject as it combines elements of history, science, art, technology, geography, sociology and religious studies. Both theoretical and practical archaeological skills are taught on the course, which includes visits to important sites in the local area.

Course content

Archaeology is the study of past human societies from the investigation of material remains.AS Modules:The Archaeology of Religion and Rituals: Past religions and rituals are examined through studying sites as diverse as Stonehenge, the Valley of the Kings and the Villa of Mysteries at Pompeii. Archaeological Skills and Methods: Students are introduced to the basic skills and methods of practical Archaeology. A2 Modules: World Archaeology: Students are introduced to a range of themes and controversies in world archaeology. This incorporates studying Mayan, Mesopotamian and Medieval sites amongst others.Archaeological Investigation - Personal Study:Students have the opportunity to investigate a local archaeological site. Why study Archaeology? Archaeology is an excellent all-round subject and one of the most exciting in the curriculum. It combines elements of History, Science, Art, Technology, Geography, Sociology and Religious studies. What else can you do on this course? The Archaeology department will be offering a series of trips in relation to this course. These include ones in the local area which are designed to add to students understanding of the subject.

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Future opportunities

Archaeology is a popular choice at university but this A-level can also lead on to a variety of other university degree courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.