Ancient History

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including English and a grade 5 in GCSE History or related subject preferred.

Why Should You Take This Course?

The history of Greece and Rome form the basis of this course, which focuses on key episodes in the history of the Ancient World.

Course content
Year 1: Students examine the development of the Greek city states, with particular reference to Athens and Sparta, and the struggle with Persia that ended in the rise of the Athenian Empire, as well as the rivalry with Sparta that in turn produced the epic struggle between the two Greek city states known as the Peloponnesian War.
The Julio-Claudian Emperors focuses on the transformation of the Roman Republic into a dynastic monarchy. This includes study of the careers of Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius and Nero and the nature of their rule and the role of Senate and the Army in the making and unmaking of the Emperor.
Year 2: The rise of Macedonia looks at the swift emergence of Macedonia as a hegemonic power in Greece under the remarkable figure 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.
Ruling Roman Britain AD 43 to c. 128 AD examines the reasons for the Claudian invasion of 43 AD and the explanation for the subsequent success of Roman army. Students will explore 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?
Assessment is by externally set exams.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will be advised which texts they will need to purchase for the course.  

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

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