AS: Year 1
1: The relations between the Greek and non-Greek states 492-404 BC
This requires the students to examine the development of the Greek city states with particular reference to Athens and Sparta, the struggle with Persia that ended in the rise of the Athenian Empire and the rivalry with Sparta that in turn produced the epic struggle between the 2 Greek city states known as the Peloponnesian War.
2: The Julio-Claudian Emperors 31BC-68AD
The Julio-Claudian Emperors focuses on the transformation the Roman Republic into a dynastic monarchy. The unit requires study of the careers of Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius and Nero.
A2: Year 2
1: The rise of Macedonia
The rise of Macedonia looks at the spectacularly swift emergence of Macedonia to the position of hegemony in Greece under the remarkable figures of Philip whose claim to be the greatest figures in the Ancient World was eclipsed by the life, aims and achievements of his son Alexander the Great.
2: Ruling Roman Britain AD 43-c.128.
This unit examines the reasons for the Claudian invasion of 43 AD and the explanation for the subsequent success of Roman arms, the creation of the province of Britannia and the ultimate failure to complete the conquest of the island with the consequent establishment of a northern frontier with Hadrian’s Wall.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English. 5/B grade in GCSE History or related subject is preferred.