NSCG | A Level Ancient History
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Course overview

We aim to offer full-time students the opportunity to gain a national qualification in Ancient History. We are currently following the OCR specification.
Topics Include:
The Breakdown of the Roman Republic, 88-31 BC: the Roman Civil Wars; Julius Caesar, Pompey, Cicero, Crassus, Octavian and Mark Antony.
The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 21 BC– AD 68: the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius & Nero.
Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek States, 492-404 BC: the Greco-Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian War.
The Rise of Macedon & Alexander the Great, 359-323 BC.

What else do I need to know?

Studying Ancient History provides an excellent general qualification for many careers. A Level Ancient History is both academically rigorous and not commonly studied, meaning that you will stand out of the crowd for university applications. The transferrable skills gained studying Ancient History correlate with a wide variety of subjects of study and professional skills. In addition, many employers appreciate the skills and knowlegde that students of Ancient History will have gained during their studies.

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including maths and English Language, in subjects relevant to your A Level or A+ Programme subject choices.

How is it assessed?

The qualification will be assessed by two 150 minute exams at the end of two years.
Progression to year 2 will be dependent on successful completion of the first year, taking into account Internal Progression Examination results and the Key Assessment Profile throughout the first year.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

When you have gained your A Level in Ancient History, you can use it to progress into Higher Education. Ancient History leads naturally into studying Ancient History at University, as well as Classics or History, and also facilitate the study of Latin or Greek. Ancient History engenders skills in critical thinking, sourse analysis and written communication, and as such prepares one for careers in a wide range of professional careers.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact David Bagot, Lecturer in History at NSCG using the following details. Email: david.bagot@nscg.ac.uk

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