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Archaeology at King James's School

Course description

Archaeology seeks to understand the course of human history through the investigation of the remains of past cultures through time. This course provides the opportunity to understand how archaeological sites are identified and investigated, and how that information can provide us with the means to understand the social, religious and economic dynamics of past societies.

The emphasis within the AS course is twofold. Firstly, we study how ritual and religion has played such a vital role in society, not only within the development of a particular culture from the past, but also in its annual activities. Secondly, we look at standard archaeological methodology used in the identification and investigation of archaeological sites, the techniques of excavation and the application of a whole range of post-excavation strategies used to understand recovered data.

Using a range of case studies, the A2 course involves the study of varying themes that constitute the spectrum of human existence. From settlement and social organisation to material culture and economics, the course seeks to explore the progress of human development. Students will be expected to produce a personal research study, conducted in their own time, and to produce a final piece of work for assessment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification)

English Language and Science GCSEs at grade C or above would be an advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King James's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years