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.
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises two compulsory units and an assessment.
Social Aspects of the Classical World (16 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Researching Classical Studies Issues (8 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will develop the skills of:
The course assessment has two components with a total of 150 marks:
For Component 2, you will research, analyse and make comparisons between the classical and modern worlds within the context of a complex classical studies issue.
The question papers will be set and marked externally by SQA.
Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both 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.
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