The Sixth Form College Solihull

A Level Ancient History

The Sixth Form College Solihull
In Solihull

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Typology A Level
Location Solihull
Duration 2 Years
  • A Level
  • Solihull
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This is an opportunity to study two fascinating periods of history: the Romans who did so much to shape our own country with towns, roads and culture, and the Greeks who have given so much to Western civilisation through their philosophy, democracy and the arts.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Solihull
Widney Manor Road, B91 3WR, West Midlands, England
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Starts On request
Location
Solihull
Widney Manor Road, B91 3WR, West Midlands, England
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Course programme


Ancient History

Overview
This is an opportunity to study two fascinating periods of history: the Romans who did so much to shape our own country with towns, roads and culture, and the Greeks who have given so much to Western civilisation through their philosophy, democracy and the arts.

Course Outline
AS Level

  • Unit 1: Greek History from original sources: Politics and Society of ancient Sparta
    We will study the peculiar state of Sparta, whose soldiers were famed for their courage and skill in battle that resulted from their extraordinary upbringing and the unusual nature of their society. Spartan women too were considered highly unusual for their freedom and independence.
  • Unit 2: Roman History from original sources: Britain in the Roman Empire
    We will study the invasions by Julius Caesar and Claudius, Boudicca's Rebellion, the Roman conquest up to Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall. In addition to the expansion of Roman military rule we will look at Celtic societies, their art and religion and the increasing impact on them of the Roman civilisation and way of life.

A2 Level
  • Unit 3: Greek History: Conflict and Culture: Greece in conflict 460-403 BC
    We study the struggle between Sparta and her main rival, Athens, for control and influence over other Greek states, culminating in the long war recorded by Thucydides, the finest of all ancient historians.
  • Unit 4: Roman History: The use and abuse of power: Ruling the Roman Empire AD 14-117
    Having looked at the single province of Roman Britain we shall study the wider Roman Empire and how it was governed both by force and peaceful means. We also look at the attitudes of provincials to imperial rule.


Assessment
No Coursework
Final examination (100%) - requires students to show a knowledge of ancient sources and archaeological evidence together with modern interpretations. Skills required are developed through practice questions, class discussions and small-group work aided by slides, videos and computer-based presentations.
Examining Board - OCR.

Prohibited OptionsCareer and Progression Opportunities
Past students have gained entry to a wide variety of university courses including Classical Studies, Archaeology, Ancient or Modern History, English and Law.

Other Information
It is possible to study both History and Ancient History as separate A Level subjects. The subject can also be taken with Latin or Classical Civilisation.


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