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Archaeology A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
Do you ever wonder how ancient cultures dealt with the prospect of death and the disposal of their dead? Are you interested in the secrets hidden beneath the soil and discovering how our ancestors used to live? Archaeology is the study of all aspects of past societies by examining the physical traces that are left behind.


Course content
The way in which archaeological sites are investigated will be considered as well as the techniques and methods by which the evidence uncovered is then dated and interpreted. The religion and ritual of Ancient Egypt and the evidence as to settlement, social organisation and material culture will also be studied, using examples from across the world.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment will take the form of modular exams divided into four units (two for AS and two for A2 Level). The exams take the form of a combination of structured answers to stimulus response questions as well as essays. Additionally, A2 Level students will undertake a personal study based on fieldwork or personal research on an archaeological topic, which is designed to cater to students' individual strengths and interests.

Are there any special expenses?
There may be the opportunity for trips.

What could I do next?
Archaeology is an excellent preparation for a variety of careers and is a fascinating subject to choose in Higher Education.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post