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Ancient History and Classical Civilisation GCSEs

Ancient History and Classical Civilisation are suitable for private candidates as assessment is exam only. The first exams were Summer 2019.

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OCR Classical Civilisation

Specification: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-classical-civilisation-j199-from-2017/

OCR Ancient History

Specification: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-ancient-history-j198-from-2017/


OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE

Specification - Code J199 https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/classical-civilisation-j199-from-2017/

The specification aims to offer learners the opportunity to study elements of the literature and visual/material culture of the classical world, and acquire an understanding of their social, historical and cultural contexts.

Component Group 1: Thematic Study

Learners must study one component from

  • Myth and Religion (J199/11) or
  • Women in the Ancient World (J199/12)

These combine visual/material sources and involve a comparative study of ancient Greece and Rome.

90 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes written paper, 50% of total GCSE (9–1)

Component Group 2: Literature and Culture

Learners must study one component from:

  • The Homeric World (J199/21)
  • Roman City Life (J199/22)
  • War and Warfare (J199/23)

There are two elements - an in depth cultural study and a study of related literature.

90 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes, written paper, 50% of total GCSE (9–1)

Resources

Textbook

The textbook is chosen on the basis of the first component. And then includes all three group two options.

Either

OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE Route 1 Myth and Religion, by Ben Greenley, Dan Menashe and James Renshaw. Published by Bloomsbury

Or

OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE Route 2 Women in the Ancient World, by Robert Hancock-Jones, Dan Menashe and James Renshaw. Published by Bloomsbury

Facebook group

Classical Civilisation GCSE (Home Education) Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/470649213432945/

Websites

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

OCR Ancient History GCSE

Specification code - J198 https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/ancient-history-j198-from-2017/

Component Group 1: Greece and Persia

Compulsory period study: The Persian Empire

Depth Study: One from

  • From Tyranny to Democracy, 546—483 BC
  • Athens in the Age of Pericles, 462—429 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

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/

====OCR Classical Civilization A-level

NEC list the following as 'essential textbooks'

AS: 

Homer, The Odyssey, translation by E.V. Rieu, revised by D.C.H. Rieu, Penguin Classics, 2003

Aeschylus, The Oresteia, translation by R. Fagles, Penguin Classics for Agamemnon, 1984

Sophocles, Electra and Other Plays, translation by D. Raeburn, Penguin Classics for Ajax, 2008

Euripides, Medea and Other Plays, translation by Vellacott, Penguin Classics for Medea, 2002

Euripides, Electra and Other Plays, translation by J. Davie, Penguin Classics for Trojan Women, 2004

A2:

Virgil, Aeneid, translation by D. West, Penguin Classics, 2003

Homer, Iliad, translation by M. Hammond, Penguin Classics, 1987

Homer, The Odyssey, translation by E.V. Rieu, revised by D.C.H. Rieu, Penguin Classics, 2003

Woodford, S., An Introduction to Greek Art, Bloomsbury Academic, 1986

Emerson, M., Greek Sanctuaries: An Introduction, Bloomsbury Academic, 2007




The NEC course currently costs £750




CloudLearn.co.uk offer a course for £350 and have no recommended textbooks.  Everything is found for you and in printed form (as well as digital) with links in the online platform to extra resources.  Tutor marked assignments and self-assessment quizzes are throughout the course.  




Tutor Recommendations

Peter NcNeely

Several members of the HE-Exams group have used Peter McNeely as a tutor - he can do Skype tutorials.

“I am a Classics teacher with an MA in Latin.  I am working for OCR as an examiner, and as a private tutor from home (in Lode, near Cambridge).  I would be happy to supply tutoring or support for any Classical subject (Latin, Greek, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation) to pupils either individually, or as a small group.  If anyone would be interested, my email address is:  mcneely.peter@gmail.com “

Humanatees Home Tutoring

https://humanateestutor.com/

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