Advanced Higher Classical Studies (Course Code: C815 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 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?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises four optional areas of study. You will choose one area of study from:

History and historiography

Topics covered may include:

Individual and community

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Heroes and heroism

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Comedy, satire and society

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How will I be assessed?

The course assessment consists of two components totalling 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.

Both the question papers and the project 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?

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