Ancient History


Course Summary:

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As an ancient history student you will immerse yourself in the evidence which the past has left behind. You will read all about the history of the Greeks and Romans, covering Athens and Sparta in the 5th Century BC and the rule of the Emperor Augustus. Enhance your learning by engaging in lively discussions and debates about how ancient history shapes our present and will continue to impact on our future.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Newcastle University – History
  • Kings College London – Ancient History
  • University of Manchester – Ancient History
  • MMU – Ancient and Medieval History

Career destinations:

  • Museum Curator
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum Conservator
  • Archivist
  • Education

Entry Requirements:

C or above in GCSE History is preferable and essential if it has been studied. If not, you’ll need a 4 or above in GCSE English Language.

Assessment Method:

100% exam

Enrichment:

Ancient History offers an opportunity to explore the thoughts and the ideas of ancient Greeks and Romans.

For students wishing to delve more deeply into this subject the department has a wide range of classical literature including Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’ and the work of other great classical poets.

Such background reading would be particularly beneficial to students wishing to apply to prestigious universities, including Oxbridge.

What Students Say:

Saneena-Rahman

“I find Ancient History very interesting because we learn about various constitutions and cultures that are very different from modern day life.However, there are some concepts that have been adapted and sound familiar in modern times and show how history can repeat itself in many ways such as in politics where the senate exists in Ancient Rome and in modern day America.When I leave OSFC I’m hoping to go on to study for a History and English language degree.” Saneena Rahman

Jupiter-Heathcote-Marley

“I’ve always had an interest in History, Ancient History in particular – and the fact that OSFC offered it was one of the reasons I chose this Colege. I’m glad I did as I’ve really enjoyed the subject – especially the Roman module.You’re encouraged to think critically here and voice your personal opinion and I find this very important in making education effective and engaging. When I leave College I plan to go on to university to study History or Philosophy.” Jupiter Heathcote-Marley