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=== Subject Content ===
==== Component Group 1: Greece and Persia ====
 
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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.
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Component 1: Greece and Persia
 
Compulsory period study: The Persian Empire
 
Compulsory period study: The Persian Empire
 
Choice of one Depth Study from:
 
Depth Study: One from
 
 
 
* From Tyranny to Democracy, 546—483 BC
 
* From Tyranny to Democracy, 546—483 BC
 
* Athens in the Age of Pericles, 462—429 BC
 
* Athens in the Age of Pericles, 462—429 BC
 
* Alexander the Great, 356—323 BC.
 
* Alexander the Great, 356—323 BC.
   
100 marks + 5 SPaG marks, 1 hour 45 minutes written paper, 50% of total GCSE (9–1)
 
   
 
==== Component Group 2: Rome and its neighbours ====
 
==== Component Group 2: Rome and its neighbours ====

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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 confirmed. Check the spec 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 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 Group 2: Rome and its neighbours

Compulsory period study: Foundations of Rome

Depth Study: One 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.

100 marks + 5 SPaG marks, 1 hour 45 minutes written paper, 50% of total GCSE (9–1)

Resources

Textbooks

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

Facebook group

Ancient History GCSE (Home Education) Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/650183262571585

Websites

The Classics Library https://www.theclassicslibrary.com/