AQA A2 Level Classical Civilisation

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Following on from the AS, A2 Classical Civilisation will introduce students to life during the time of the Roman Emperors. With the help of the writings of ancient historians students will analyse and evaluate the reign of Augustus (the adopted son of Julius Caesar and bringer of a 40-year peace), the reign of Tiberius (the reluctant emperor) and the reign of Claudius (a story of admirable survival). The option of a field-trip to Pompeii and Capri is also included in the course. Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester 1. An opportunity to embed and enhance your studies in Classics. 2. A chance to deepen your knowledge through close analysis and evaluation. 3. The prospect of further …

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Following on from the AS, A2 Classical Civilisation will introduce students to life during the time of the Roman Emperors. With the help of the writings of ancient historians students will analyse and evaluate the reign of Augustus (the adopted son of Julius Caesar and bringer of a 40-year peace), the reign of Tiberius (the reluctant emperor) and the reign of Claudius (a story of admirable survival). The option of a field-trip to Pompeii and Capri is also included in the course. Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester 1. An opportunity to embed and enhance your studies in Classics. 2. A chance to deepen your knowledge through close analysis and evaluation. 3. The prospect of further study at an Outstanding College. 4. The ability to read more widely and use critical analysis throughout. 5. Because you'll be supported by a passionate subject specialist. What will I Study? Unit 3 - Augustus and the Foundation of the Principate - A cunning and ruthless warlord who would stop at nothing to ensure he was supreme? Or a responsible statesman and benefactor devoted to restoring the peace and prosperity which the ambitions of others had destroyed? Augustus would want you to believe the latter but a biography of Augustus by Suetonius will give you a more objective view of the man, his motives and methods. Studies will also focus on his building works and the propaganda of the statues built in his honour. Unit 4 - Tiberius and Claudius - Tiberius was alleged to have been smothered to death by the commander of his bodyguard; Claudius was believed to have been served a dish of poisoned mushrooms by his fourth wife. What were the reasons for these apparent murders? From reading the accounts of the reigns of these two emperors by the historian Tacitus and the biographer Suetonius you will see that many hostile and damning stories circulated. But are they true? How will I be Taught? Learning is a combination of teacher-led discussion, activity based student participation and small and large group sharing of ideas and concepts. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and explore their own interests within the subject. At A2 there is a increased focus on deeper analysis and evaluation and students are expected to read widely, both the set texts and the opinions of modern historians. Students must devote time for self-study - at least 4.5 hours a week. How will I be Assessed? Essay writing forms an essential part of the course and students should have a high degree of language and literature skills. Critical analysis, evaluation and textual analysis will be crucial to learning. Homework will be set after each lesson and a workbook will help embed learning. What our students say? "I've loved studying classics because we get to look at real people living real, exciting life events and it's fascinating how much roman culture has influenced our lives today. It's such a rich and engaging subject - I can't imagine anything better to study" (Taya, A2 student)
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