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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.
Plus either:
The Rise of Macedon & Alexander the Great, 359-323 BC.
Or:
The Society & Politics of Sparta, 478-404 BC. (decision still TBC)

What are the entry requirements?

You will have high overall GCSEs with a minimum of five 9-4 grades, with three or more at grade 5 or above. Your GCSEs should include maths and English at a minimum of grade 4. A strength in English & History at GCSE is an advantage, as too is a strong enthusiasm for Ancient History.

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

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