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Classical Greek A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Eastbourne College

Course description

The study of Greek at AS/A2 continues on from GCSE and involves a similar combination of language and literature. The course develops language skills so that you can become competent and confident translating unseen passages from Greek. It also offers an option for translating from English into Greek. You will also study the major classical authors, both verse (Homer, Euripides, Sophocles etc.) and prose (Lysias, Plato, Thucydides etc.).

Course content

If you have enjoyed Greek GCSE and achieved a grade B or better, you have the opportunity to take your study of this subject a stage further. Greek is generally acknowledged to be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding subjects in the curriculum and is very highly regarded by universities as an indicator of academic ability and aspiration. You will have the opportunity to read some of the greatest literature ever written, dating back over 2,500 years, and the study of such an inflected language will develop linguistic skills. Greek combines naturally with Latin or Classical Civilisation, and also provides a useful complement to English, History or Modem Languages.


(OCR Advanced GCE in Classics: Classical Greek H440).

There are four written papers in all, two at AS Level (taken at the end of Y12) and two at A2 Level (taken at the end of Y13).
AS module 1: Greek Language Unseen translation and prose composition sentences
AS module 2: Greek Literature Homer (Iliad 22) and Lysias (Against Simon)
A2 module 3: Greek Verse Section A: Set text (Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannos)
Section B: Verse unprepared translation and comprehension
A2 module 4 Greek Prose Section A: Set text (Herodotus Histories)
Section B: Prose unprepared translation and comprehension or prose composition
Each module is worth 25% of the full A Level.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years