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Classical Civilisation at S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy

Course description

Would you like to know more about Odysseus and his long journey home after the Trojan war?  What role did Greek gods and goddesses have in Odysseus’ adventures?  Did ‘tragedy’ have the same meaning 2000 years ago as it does now?

These are a few questions which you might consider if you take Classical Civilisation to A Level.  Greek and Roman history and culture touch all our lives today – their insights into important questions are as relevant in the 21st century as they were 2000 years ago.  You will be encouraged to develop your ability to express your ideas and opinions orally as well as in written form.  Personal viewpoints are absolutely vital. You will research and organise material into an argument, increasingly working on clarity of expression.  You will have the opportunity to widen your horizons by extended reading. The variety of materials – vase paintings, Greek sculptures and temples, letters, epic poetry and more – will amaze and delight you! 

Visits are regularly undertaken to study days or the British Museum. Guest speakers are invited whenever possible as well as visits to classical sites abroad.

Course content

AS LEVEL

Unit 1 - Homer’s Odyssey and Society

Unit 2 - Greek Tragedy

A2 LEVEL


Unit 3 - Art and Architecture in the Greek World

Unit 4 - Virgil and the World of the Hero

 

 

Entry requirements

APS 48 from best 6 GCSEs or equivalent

Assessment

Unit 1

1 hour 30 minute written paper

Section A: Commentary Questions

Section B: Essays

Maximum marks available:

100 UMS

50% of total AS/25% of A Level marks

 

 

Unit 2

1 hour 30 minute written paper

Section A: Commentary Questions

Section B: Essays

Maximum Marks available:

100 UMS

50% of total AS/25% of A level marks

 

 

Unit 3

2 hour written paper

Section A: Commentary Questions

Section B: Essays

Maximum marks available:

100 UMS

25% of A Level marks

 

Unit 4

2 hour written paper

Section A: Commentary Questions

Section B: Essays

Maximum Marks available:

100 UMS

25% of A level marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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