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Classical Civilisation A Level at St Mark's Catholic School

Course description

Classical Civilisations gives you the opportunity to examine the Greek and Roman world in depth. The course combines elements of Literature and History to develop an understanding of the roots of Western civilisation, while at the same time approaching these cultures and societies on their own terms.

There is a clear focus on developing the skills of: Investigation and analysis of Greek and Roman civilisation through the study of their literature in translation and physical and written evidence.

Developing an awareness of how similar and alien these peoples were from our present society.

Evaluation of different kinds of evidence including the classical texts and art works themselves and appreciation of them in their own contexts.
 
Type and Nature of the Work Involved
 
The emphasis is on providing you with activities and experiences such as museum visits so that you can process and make sense of the research you have done and the texts and topics you are studying.

The knowledge and understanding required for the exam is developed through good notes, independent reading and essays.

Learning within the classroom takes the form of discussions, argument, dvds, individual presentations and thinking activities.

Assessment

Paper 1 The World of the Hero 40% of A level 2 hours 20 minutes

This is the compulsory unit
 
Homer’s Odyssey
 
Virgil’s Aeneid
 
A combination of short answer and extended writing questions.
 
Paper 2 Imperial Image
30% of A level
I hour 45 minutes
A combination of short answer and extended writing questions.

Paper 3 Politics and the Late Republic I hour 45 minutes
A combination of short answer and extended writing questions

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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