Ancient History

A Level

You will investigate the writings of famous ancient figures, including Herodotus and Julius Caesar, and utilise archaeological artefacts and other sources to better understand the people and events of this important era.

Overview

You will investigate the writings of famous ancient figures, including Herodotus and Julius Caesar, and utilise archaeological artefacts and other sources to better understand the people and events of this important era. Ancient History as a subject is highly valued by both universities and employers, due to the knowledge and transferable skills it develops, ranging from analysis and comprehension to research and presentation skills. This course will particularly appeal to students with a personal interest in classical history, and combines well with subjects including History, English Literature, Art and Classical Civilisation.

Assessment:

Exam (100%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements plus grade 5 in GCSE English.

Exam board: OCR
Costs:

£30 per year for textbooks plus optional field trips.

Programme leader:

Robin Milne

Course structure

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Careers

There are many career options for those with a passion for history including archaeologist, archivist, teacher/lecturer, film production assistant, researcher, architecture and conservation, heritage, media, law and many more.

Higher education

Whilst many students continue on to study subjects including History, English Literature and Classics at university, this course provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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