Higher Classical Studies (Course Code: C815 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Classical Studies?

Classical Studies develops your knowledge and understanding of classical Greek and Roman civilisations by comparing these societies with the modern world. You will use investigating and analysing skills to understand, explain and link the classical and modern worlds.

Classical Studies also provides you with a useful background for work such as comparative literary studies, classical languages, archaeology, medieval studies and European studies.

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What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have:

What will I study?

The course consists of three areas of study.

Life in classical Greece

You will develop:

Classical literature

You will develop:

Life in the Roman World

You will develop:

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment has three components totalling 110 marks:

For the assignment component, you will choose an issue or question, collect and evaluate evidence; organise, analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources: compare and contrast the classical and modern worlds; and come to a conclusion about the issue or question, supported with reasons and/or evidence.

Both the question papers and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

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What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

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