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Classical Civilisation at Watford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Awarding Body: OCR

This course offers students the opportunity to study elements of the literature and society of the Classical World and to a lesser extent the history, philosophy, politics and religion of that period.

Special Features

We attend Sixth Form lectures and theatres within travelling distance.

Course content

AS level – Two topics will be studied:

1 Homer’s Odyssey and Society (Homer).

2 Roman Society and Thought (Horace, Juvenal, Petronius and Pliny).

OR

Greek Tragedy in its Context (Aeschylus and Euripides).

A2 level – Two topics will be studied:

1 Comic Drama in the Ancient World (Aristophanes, Menander and Plautus).

2 Virgil and the World of the Hero (Virgil and Homer).

Entry requirements

As this course involves writing essays and answering context questions, competence in English Language is required, i.e. GCSE grade B or above in English Language.

Where GCSE Classical Civilisation has been taken, a grade B or above is required.

Where GCSE Classical Civilisation has not been taken, a grade B or above in another writing subject is required, i.e. History or Geography or Religious Studies.

Assessment

AS – Two Examinations

Each topic paper has two sections.

Commentary question

Candidates are required to answer one commentary question selected from a choice of two.

Candidates answer the three sub-questions set.

Essay

Candidates are required to answer one essay question from a choice of three.

Bullet point guidance is provided for the candidate for each essay.

A2 level – Two Examinations

Each topic paper has two sections.

Commentary question

Candidates are required to answer one commentary question selected from a choice of two.

Candidates answer the three sub-questions set.

Essay

Candidates are required to answer one essay question from a choice of two.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Watford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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