CLASSICAL GREEK A LEVEL & AS LEVEL COURSES

Classical Greek A Level & AS Level Courses

Classical Greek is the language of Aristotle, Euclid, Homer and Plato, to name but a few. Much like Latin, Classical Greek is the foundation of many English words and allows students to develop a deeper comprehension of English grammar. The study of the Classical Greek language also opens the door to fascinating insights into the art, architecture, literature, mythology, philosophy and science of Ancient Greece.

Course outline

AS level

Component 01

Language

  • Vocabulary and linguistic structures
  • Accidence and syntax

Component 02

Literature

  • One prose set text
  • One verse set text
  • Literature in translation

A level

Component 01

Unseen Translation

  • Vocabulary and linguistic structures

Component 02

Prose Composition or Comprehension

  • Translating unseen material from English into Classical Greek
  • Comprehension and translation
  • Syntax and accidence

Component 03

Prose Literature

  • Two prose set texts
  • Literature in translation

Component 04

Verse Literature

  • Two verse set texts
  • Literature in translation

Assesment

AS level

Component 01

  • 80 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

Component 02

  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 50% of total AS level

A level

Component 01

  • 100 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper
  • 33% of total A level

Component 02

  • 50 marks
  • 1 hour 15 minutes written paper
  • 17% of total A level

Component 03

  • 75 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 25% of total A level

Component 04

  • 75 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 25% of total A level

Set Texts

Prose Literature

Learners study one prose set text from Group 1 and one prose set text from Group 2:

  • Group 1
    • Thucydides, Histories, Book 6.19 to 6.32
    • Plato, Symposium, 189c2 to 194e2
  • Group 2
    • Thucydides, Histories, Book 6.47 to 6.50.1 & 6.53 to 6.61
    • Plato, Symposium, 201d to end of 206b
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, X.1.1 to XVI.5

Verse Literature

Learners study one verse set text from Group 3 and one verse set text from Group 4:

  • Group 3
    • Homer, Odyssey 1, lines 213-444
    • Sophocles, Ajax, lines 1-133, 284-347, 748-783
  • Group 4
    • Homer, Odyssey 6, lines 85-331
    • Sophocles, Ajax, lines 430-582, 646-692, 815-865
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, lines 1-242

Specification

Although we offer all exam boards as our courses are individually designed, our chosen specification is OCR Classical Greek (H044 and H444).

Tutors

Peter Olive
BA (Oxford), PhD candidate

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