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Ancient History is only available as OCR GCSE. It is 100% exam based assessment so is accessible to home educators.
 
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** Students will need to answer '''one''' of Section B, Section C or Section D depending on which Roman depth study they have studied. Sections B, C and D all consist of 45 marks.<br />
 
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=== Resources ===
 
=== Resources ===
   
 
==== Textbooks ====
 
==== Textbooks ====
 
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OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 1- Greece and Persia; By Sam Baddeley, Paul Fowler, Lucy Nicholas and James Renshaw. Published by Bloomsbury
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[https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/ocr-ancient-history-gcse-component-1-9781350015166/ OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 1- Greece and Persia; By Sam Baddeley, Paul Fowler, Lucy Nicholas and James Renshaw. Published by Bloomsbury]
   
OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 2 - Rome; By Paul Fowler, Christopher Grocock and James Melville. Published by Bloomsbury
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[https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/ocr-ancient-history-gcse-component-2-9781350015203/ OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 2 - Rome; By Paul Fowler, Christopher Grocock and James Melville. Published by Bloomsbury]
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==== Past papers ====
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Past papers can be accessed through the specification page or [https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/past-paper-finder/ here]
   
 
==== Facebook group ====
 
==== Facebook group ====
Ancient History GCSE (Home Education) Facebook group
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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/650183262571585 Ancient History GCSE (Home Education) Facebook group]
 
<nowiki>https://www.facebook.com/groups/650183262571585</nowiki>
 
   
 
==== Websites ====
 
==== Websites ====
The Classics Library <nowiki>https://www.theclassicslibrary.com/</nowiki>
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[https://www.theclassicslibrary.com/ The Classics Library]
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[https://www.worldhistory.org/edu/teaching-resources/ World History Encyclopaedia]
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====Distance Learning====
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Many home-educated students study Ancient History GCSE successfully using just the textbook and free online resources, but some find a distance learning course suits their family better, or want to use a tutor occasionally for marking essays or past papers. Course providers can be found on the [[Distance Learning Providers|Distance Learning Providers page]].
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Latest revision as of 15:19, 26 July 2021

Ancient History is only available as OCR GCSE. It is 100% exam based assessment so is accessible to home educators.

Classical Civilisation could be a complementary or alternative qualification.

Ancient History covers Roman, Greek and Persian History.

*For assessments in 2021 content was reduced, a similar proposal has been made for 2022 but not yet confirmed. Check the specification page for updates.*

OCR Ancient History GCSE

OCR GCSE Ancient History page and specification

  • Exams from: June 2019
  • Available in June
  • Specification code: J198


Subject Content

Content is broken in to 2 components. The topic areas selected for this specification range from the 8th century BC to the 1st century AD.

Component 1: Greece and Persia

Compulsory period study: The Persian Empire, 559–465 BC

Choice of one Depth Study from:

  • From Tyranny to Democracy, 546—483 BC
  • Athens in the Age of Pericles, 462—429 BC
  • Alexander the Great, 356—323 BC.

Component 2: Rome and its neighbours

Compulsory longer period study: The foundations of Rome: from kingship to republic, 753–440 BC

Choice of one Depth Study from:

  • Hannibal and the Second Punic War, 218—201 BC
  • Cleopatra: Rome and Egypt, 69—30 BC
  • Britannia: from conquest to province, AD 43 — c. 84.


Assessment

100% exam based.

  • Paper 1 - Greece and Persia - 1hr 45mins - 100 marks + 5 SPaG marks - 50%
    • The examination comprises a mixture of short and long-answer questions, and is presented in four sections.
    • Section A consists of 60 marks. Section A will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of the Persian period study. 5 marks are available for SPaG in Section A.
    • Students will need to answer one of Section B, Section C or Section D depending on which Greek depth study they have studied. Sections B, C and D all consist of 45 marks.
  • Paper 2 - Rome and its neighbours - 1hr 45mins - 100 marks + 5 SPaG marks - 50%
    • The examination comprises a mixture of short and long-answer questions, and is presented in four sections.
    • Section A consists of 60 marks. Section A will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of the Roman longer period study. 5 marks are available for SPaG in Section A.
    • Students will need to answer one of Section B, Section C or Section D depending on which Roman depth study they have studied. Sections B, C and D all consist of 45 marks.


Resources

Textbooks

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OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 1- Greece and Persia; By Sam Baddeley, Paul Fowler, Lucy Nicholas and James Renshaw. Published by Bloomsbury

OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 2 - Rome; By Paul Fowler, Christopher Grocock and James Melville. Published by Bloomsbury

Past papers

Past papers can be accessed through the specification page or here

Facebook group

Ancient History GCSE (Home Education) Facebook group

Websites

The Classics Library

World History Encyclopaedia

Distance Learning

Many home-educated students study Ancient History GCSE successfully using just the textbook and free online resources, but some find a distance learning course suits their family better, or want to use a tutor occasionally for marking essays or past papers. Course providers can be found on the Distance Learning Providers page.