CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

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Exam board: OCR

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

General qualifications for your chosen pathway (see the website What to study/LaSWAP pathways)

6 or above in English literature.

An interest in literature. Please note that a large part of this course involves the study of literature.

 

YEAR 12 COURSE SPECIFICATION

H408/411 The World of the Hero

This component consists of an in depth study of Homer’s Odyssey.

This component is solely focused on the study of literature in translation.

H408/21 Culture and the Arts   

This component consists of a study of both literature in translation and visual and material culture of Greek Theatre

 

YEAR 13 COURSE SPECIFICATION

H408/11 The World of the Hero

This component consists of an in depth study of Virgil’s Aeneid.

This component is solely focused on the study of literature in translation.

H4408/31 Beliefs and Ideas

This component involves the study of an area of classical thought, in combination with the study of visual/material culture of Greek religion.

LEARNING AND SKILLS

Literary comprehension

Literary analysis

Analysis of visual material eg vases

Essay writing

Discussion

Group work

Research and communication

Supplementary reading

Theatre and museum visits

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

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uNIT title Type of Assessment Duration Weighting

The World of the Hero

 Exam: 100 marks 2 hours 20 minutes  40%
Culture and the Arts: Greek Theatre

 

Exam: 75 marks 1 hour 45 minutes  30% 
Beliefs and Ideas: Exam: 75 marks 1 hour 45 minutes 30%
       

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Students of classical civilisation continue into a wide range of degree courses which develop their understanding of the classical world. Students from LaSWAP have also gone on to pursue degrees in a wide range of subjects, including archaeology, medicine, languages and architecture. Classics graduates are successful in every area of life, for example, business, politics, journalism and education.

A large proportion of students continue to study classics or other related subjects at universities such as Kings College, London, Glasgow and Kent.