Ancient History
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: To take three A Levels: You will need at least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics, plus a successful, informal interview at College. If you don’t quite achieve these entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

A Level Ancient History is ideal for people fascinated by the classical worlds of Greece and Rome, and interested in Ancient History’s implication on the modern world.

A Level Ancient History will allow you to study interpretations, artefacts, and the differing developments of each period. It will include traditional historical enquiry and a close interrogation of the ancient sources. The course will also cover material history, philosophy, military developments, and a study of religion and culture.

What will I learn?

Emperor’s and empire:
• How to study a range of archaeological and literary sources.
• Roman occupation and conquest of Britain.
• The impact of Roman rule on the inhabitants of Britannia.
• The rule of the Julio-Claudian emperors.

Athens and the Greek World:
• The Persian Wars to the Peloponnesian Wars.
• Greek city-states such as Athens, Sparta and Argos.
• The unity, or lack thereof it, between these cultures.
• Athenian culture, including art and architecture, philosophy and the development of democracy, religion and drama.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by external examinations at the end of the 2-year course.

You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and will have access to up-to-date resources.

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• We have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.
• You will have the opportunity to undertake a number of trips and visits related to the subject. Previous excursions have included Greece and Rome, Vindolanda and the British Museum.
• You can take part in lots of extra curricular activities connected to the course, such as developing your Latin skills and being part of the Lytham St Annes Classical Association.

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