A Level • Level 3
About the course
A Level Ancient History gives you the opportunity to study prominent areas of Greek and Roman History. It will develop and encourage your interests in ancient events, individuals, societies, developments and issues and how they impact our lives today. For the Greek module, you will focus on the unfolding narrative of relations between Athens and Sparta and their relations with the Persian Empire during the period of 492-404 BC. For the Roman module, you will focus on the establishment and development of the principate under Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius and Nero from 31 BC to AD 68. In both modules there will be a focus on military, social and political issues. You will also have the opportunity to develop well informed opinions on how the ancient historians treat the brilliant range of historical figures which we study.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Five 5's and above including Maths and English. There is also a requirement for a grade 5 in History and a grade 6 in English Language would be advantageous.
First year modules: Relations between Greek states and Persia 492-404 BC The Julio Claudian Emperors 31 BC-AD 68 Second year modules: The Politics and Society of Sparta 478-404 BC The Breakdown of the Late Republic 88-31 BC
Assessment for Ancient History is entirely exam based. The course is linear but offers an AS Level assessment of two 1.5 hour papers. The full A Level assessment takes place at the end of the two year course and consists of two 2.5 hour papers.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto a wide variety of Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Archeologist, Teacher, Anthropologist, Archivist, Barrister, Chartered Accountant, Civil Service fast streamer, Editorial Assistant, Heritage Manager.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. You may have the opportunity to take part in trips to European locations including; Rome, Barcelona and Greece and possibly take part in workshops at the British Library in London. You will take part in the College Destinations week and you will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.