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Details

The course is designed to give you a well rounded knowledge of the subject and to give you the ability to carry on your studies at a higher level. At Level 3 you are not required to have any previous knowledge of the subject, as the materials will take you from no previous knowledge up to Level 3. For Level 5/HND subjects you will be required to have studied at Level 3 or above before enrolment.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.

Course Aims
We are pleased to offer the opportunity to study to AS and A2 the Ancient History A-level course as specified by OCR. The A-level has several aims:

  • To give a knowledge and understanding of the Greek and Roman ancient world through direct study of original sources.
  • To encourage and develop an enthusiasm for the Greek and Roman ancient world.
  • To give candidates the chance to form their own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study.
  • To further and enhance their historical analytical and evaluative skills through critical source examination and understanding of good historical method.

Course Outline
Students are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the OCR specification for the A-level GCE in Ancient History.

The OCR A-level in Ancient History is divided into four units. These are:

OCR Advanced Subsidiary (AS-level) in GCE Classics: Ancient History (H042)

Unit AH1 (Entry Code F391) Option 1: Athenian Democracy in the fifth century BC

The principal focus of this unit is the handling of original sources as an historian. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The literary sources:

Aristophanes,Acharnians- 1-203,Wasps- 891-1008,Knights- 147-395Constitution of the Athenians21.1-22.6, 23.4f, 22.5
Herodotus, 5.66, 5.69The Old Oligarch
Plato,Apology17cd, 34bc
Plutarch,Nicias, 11.1-6
Thucydides 2. 35-46, 65; 4.26-30
Xenophon,Recollections3.7.6 (ARD 128)
Xenophon,History of Greece, 1.7 (ARD 325)

Candidates must be prepared to answer commentary questions on passages taken from any of the material prescribed above. In studying the original sources, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of: the nature and distinctiveness of ancient Athenian democracy; the nature and level of participation in the democratic system (including critiques of this system) by the population of Attica, including citizens, women,meticsand slaves; the workings of the assembly (ekklesia), the council (boule), and the role and function of magistrates (archons) and generals (strategoi) and ostracism; courts and their role in democracy; the role and significance of prominent individuals (Cleisthenes, Perikles, Ephialtes, Cleon), as represented in the sources and the importance of rhetoric and public speaking for leadership in Athens.

Unit AH2 (Entry Code F392) Option 3: Britain in the Roman Empire

The principal focus of this unit is the handling of original sources as an historian. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The literary sources:

Caesar,Gallic War4.20-38; 5. 8-23
Cicero,Letters to Atticus, 4.15.10, 4.16.7, 4.18.5
Dio, 49.38.2, 53.22.5, 53.25.2, 55.23.2, 55.23.3, 55.23.5, 59.25.1-3, 60.19.1- 60.22.2, 60.23.1-60.23.6, 60.30.2, 62.1.1-62.3.4, 62.7.1-62.9.2, 62.12.1-62.12.6
Horace,Odes, 1.35.29-30, 3.5.1-4
SHA (Scriptores Historriae Augustae),Hadrian5.1-5.2, 11.2,Antoninus Pius, 5.4
Strabo,Geography2.5.8, 4.5.1-4
Suetonius,The Deified Julius, 25.125.2, 47;Caligula, 44.2, 46.1;Claudius, 13.2, 17.1-17.3, 21.6, 24.3;Nero, 18, 39.1;Vespasian, 4.1-4.2
Tacitus,Agricola
Tacitus,Annals2.24, 11.19, 12.23, 12.31-40, 14. 29-39
Tacitus,Histories1.2, 1.9, 1.59-60, 2.66, 3.44-45
Tibullus, 3.7.147-150

The archaeological sources:

Gold stater of Tincommius (Van Arsdell 375)
Gold stater of Tasciovinius (Van Arsdell 1780)
Silver coin of Eppillus (Van Arsdell 415)
Gold stater of Verica (Van Arsdell 520)
Gold stater of Cunobelinus (Van Arsdell 2025)
Gold coin of Cunobelius (Van Arsdell 2095)
Aureus of Claudius (RIC Claudius9 =BMC Claudius32)
Sestertius of Hadrian (RIC Hadrian845)
Longinus Sdapeze (RIB201)
Dannicus (RIB108)
Sex. Valerius Genialis (RIB109)
Rufus Sita (RIB121)
M Favonius Facilis (RIB200)
Julius Classicanius, procurator (RIB12)
T. Valerius Pudens (RIB258)
C. Calventius Celer (RIB475)
Titus Pontius Sabinus (ILS2726)
Arch of Claudius (ILS216)
Mendip lead pig (RIB2.1.2404.1)
Chester lead water-pipe (RIB2.3.2434.1)
Verulamium forum inscription (JRS46 146-7)
Commemorative tablet from York (RIB665)
Altars to Neptune and Oceanus (RIB1319 and 1320)
Milecastle 38 building inscription (RIB1638)
Halton Chesters dedication slab (RIB1427)
Vindolanda tablet military strength report (Tab. Vindol. 2.154)
Vindolanda tablet about British cavalry (Tab. Vindol. 2.164)

Candidates must be prepared to answer commentary questions on passages taken from any the material prescribed above. In studying the original sources, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of: Roman views of pre-conquest Britain: Caesar's invasions, Celtic societies and links with Rome up to AD 43; Claudius' invasion and the early conquest period, to c. AD 60 - resistance and co-operation; Boudicca's Rebellion and its aftermath; Expansion north under Agricola and earlier governors of Britain; Frontier policy from Agricola to Antoninus Pius and the withdrawal back to Hadrian's Wall, c. AD 160; Roman views of British economy and society after AD 43, as represented by the sources.

OCR Advanced level (A-level) in GCE Classics: Ancient History (H442)

Unit AH3 (Entry Code F393) Option 3: The culture of Athens 449-399 BC

This unit builds on the skills that candidates have acquired in AS Units F391 and F392. Candidates will be expected to use the skills they have acquired in handling original sources at AS level and refer to these sources where appropriate. The principal focus of this unit is on the investigation of historical themes through the evaluation and interpretation of original sources in context. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The thematic focus of this option is the cultural and intellectual life of fifth century Athens. Candidates will be expected to have read a selection of appropriate original sources on the following topics, and to refer to them in supporting their answers: the changing intellectual climate in Athens, including rhetoric, the Sophists and Socrates; dramatic festivals and the theatre, including tragedy and comedy; religious festivals and sanctuaries; Athenian views of themselves and non-Athenians, including citizens and non-citizens, women and children; and art and architecture in their political and social contexts.

The appropriate secondary sources will be discussed further in the study materials.

Unit AH4 (Entry Code F394)Option 3: Ruling the Roman Empire 14-117 AD

This unit builds on the skills that candidates have acquired in AS Units F391 and F392. Candidates will be expected to use the skills they have acquired in handling original sources at AS level and refer to these sources where appropriate. The principal focus of this unit is on the investigation of historical themes through the evaluation and interpretation of original sources in context. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The thematic focus of this option is Rome's relations with the provinces of the empire. Candidates will be expected to have studied a range of original sources on the following topics, and to refer to them in supporting their answers: attitudes to imperial rule in the eastern and western provinces, including active resistance and the maintenance of local or regional identities; the social and economic effects on provinces of incorporation within the Empire, including the question of 'Romanisation'; the differing image of the emperor in the eastern and western provinces, including the imperial cult; the governance and administration of the Empire including the role of senators, equestrians and the army and frontier and defensive policies within the Empire.

The appropriate secondary sources will be discussed further in the study materials.

Format of the Examinations


AS Units AH1 and AH2
Each unit is worth 50% of the total marks available for the AS GCE, and 25% for the A2 GCE if taken. The papers are each 90 minutes long and each carry 100 marks.

Unit AH1: Option 1Greek history from original sources

Section A: commentary question (45 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having three sub sections.

Section B: essay question (55 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is given for each of the essay questions.

Unit AH2: Option 3Roman history from original sources

Section A: commentary question (45 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having three sub sections.

Section B: essay question (55 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is given for each of the essay questions.

A2 Units AH3 and AH4
Each unit is worth 25% of the total marks available for the A2 GCE. The papers are each 2 hours and each carry 100 marks.

Unit AH3: Option 3Greek history: conflict and culture

Essay question (50 marks). Candidates are required to answer two essay questions from a choice of four. The essay questions answered must both be from the same option. This unit is synoptic.

Unit AH4: Option 3Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Essay question (50 marks). Candidates are required to answer two essay questions from a choice of four. The essay questions answered must both be from the same option. This unit is synoptic.

Entry Requirements
Though the A-level builds on the course content of the Classical Civilisation GCSE, it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking A-level Ancient History. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literary and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE, though full tutor support is given throughout.

Study Hours
Variable according to student commitment, though OCR recommend 150-180 guided learning hours for AS and 150-180 guided learning hours for A2, making a total of 300-360 hours in total.

Qualification
The titles of the qualifications as will appear on certificates are:

OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Classics: Ancient History H042

OCR Advanced GCE in Classics: Ancient History H442

International
If you are based outside the UK, it may be possible to sit your examination through your local British Council, depending on your location. Please contact the examination board OCR for details on examination centres in your country.

What's Included
Learning documentation, plus priority Tutor support for 1 year. Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations themselves. Students must check the relevant examination board website for final examination sitting dates for this syllabus. You will receive priority tutor assistance for fast track students on this course. Students will be able to sit a full A Level examination in one year or less. Examinations take place in January and Summer (May/June) yearly.

Conditions

Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Fast Track a Level in Ancient History.

How to register

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