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Higher Classical Studies (Course Code: C715 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.

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?

This course will develop your investigating, analysing and evaluating skills to help you understand, explain and link the classical and modern worlds. This course makes a distinctive contribution to the curriculum through its study of the religious, political, social, moral and cultural values and practices of classical Greek and Roman societies. It therefore explores the breadth of human relationships within these societies and compares and contrasts these with modern life.

The course consists of three compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Life in Classical Greece (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Classical Literature (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Life in the Roman World (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components:

The question paper will assess your breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills accumulated across the course. The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

The assignment will assess a combination of knowledge and/or skills from across the course in a practical context.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all three units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

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

Further study, training or employment in:

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