Ancient History

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English. 5/B grade in GCSE History or related subject is preferred.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is for you if you want to learn about the history of Greece and Rome and become acquainted with key episodes in the history of the Ancient World.

Course content
AS: Year 1
1: The relations between the Greek and non-Greek states 492-404 BC
This requires the students to examine the development of the Greek city states with particular reference to Athens and Sparta, the struggle with Persia that ended in the rise of the Athenian Empire and the rivalry with Sparta that in turn produced the epic struggle between the 2 Greek city states known as the Peloponnesian War.
2: The Julio-Claudian Emperors 31BC-68AD
The Julio-Claudian Emperors focuses on the transformation the Roman Republic into a dynastic monarchy. The unit requires study of the careers of Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius and Nero.
A2: Year 2
1: The rise of Macedonia
The rise of Macedonia looks at the spectacularly swift emergence of Macedonia to the position of hegemony in Greece under the remarkable figures of Philip whose claim to be the greatest figures in the Ancient World was eclipsed by the life, aims and achievements of his son Alexander the Great.
2: Ruling Roman Britain AD 43-c.128.
This unit examines the reasons for the Claudian invasion of 43 AD and the explanation for the subsequent success of Roman arms, the creation of the province of Britannia and the ultimate failure to complete the conquest of the island with the consequent establishment of a northern frontier with Hadrian's Wall.

How will I be assessed?
Regular assessment will take the form of source based questions and essay writing, with regular practice of these skills under exam conditions.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will be advised which texts they will need to purchase for the course, all of which are readily available from booksellers and on-line sites.

What could I do next?
Ancient History is a respected degree subject in Higher Education and can open the door to a variety of careers, including archaeology, museum curator, journalism, the Civil Service, etc.

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