AQA AS Level in Classical Civilisation

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AS Classical Civilisation will introduce students to life and politics in Ancient Rome through in-depth study of the life and letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero (politician, public-speaker and statesman - and friend of Julius Caesar), and Rome's most feared opponent, the great general Hannibal (through the study of the 2nd Punic War - the story of mountains, battles and 37 elephants). The option of a field-trip to Rome is also included in the course. Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester 1. An opportunity to study history from a different perspective. 2. A chance to gain a deep insight into life in Ancient Rome. 3. The prospect of studying at an Outstanding College. 4. The ability to…

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AS Classical Civilisation will introduce students to life and politics in Ancient Rome through in-depth study of the life and letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero (politician, public-speaker and statesman - and friend of Julius Caesar), and Rome's most feared opponent, the great general Hannibal (through the study of the 2nd Punic War - the story of mountains, battles and 37 elephants). The option of a field-trip to Rome is also included in the course. Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester 1. An opportunity to study history from a different perspective. 2. A chance to gain a deep insight into life in Ancient Rome. 3. The prospect of studying at an Outstanding College. 4. The ability to learn from a passionate subject specialist. 5. Because Classics is fun! What will I Study? Induction Week - an introduction to life in Ancient Rome Unit 1 - The Life and Times of Cicero - the major events of Cicero's career and their significance including Cicero's defence of Sextus Roscius (accused of murdering his father), his prosecution of Gaius Verres (a corrupt governor of Sicily), Cicero's rise up the political ladder, his support of Julius Casesar, his aims and achievements, his relationship with his family and best friend Atticus, and his attitude towards the Senate and Republican government. Unit 2 - The Second Punic War - the reason for the conflict, the subsequent successes and failures of the Romans and the Carthaginians, the miltary and leadership qualities of key personalities such as Hannibal and Scipio Africanus, the political and social differences between the Romans and the Carthaginians, the impact of the Second Punic War on senatorial government and the aims, methods, narrative and techniques of the ancient historians Titus Livius (Livy) and Plutarch. 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. 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 developed throughout the year. Homework will be set after each lesson and weekly quizzes will help embed learning. What our students say? "Classical Civilisation is an interesting subject and you meet some wonderful like-minded people" - "I've learnt so much in Classics and I know I have gained an interest for life" - "Having had a chance to visit Rome it has really made me appreciate the subject - I love Classics!"
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