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We are pleased to announce that our new AS/A Level Classical Greek qualifications are accredited for first teaching in 2016.
Our distinctive AS and A Level Classical Greek specifications are designed to develop a lasting interest in and enthusiasm for the literary, historical and cultural features of the ancient world.
Assessment in Welsh will not be available for these qualifications (H044, H444).
An attractive course of study – A greater selection of literature will appeal to you and your students and allow you to create the most appropriate and engaging course.
Focus on language skills – Students will acquire the language skills to enable them to read literary texts, both prose and verse, in the original language.
Transferable skills – Your students can acquire the confidence to approach language sensitively and critically, thanks to the focus on analytical and evaluative skills.
Unique range of texts – Students have the chance to study texts covering a range of disciplines such as history, philosophy, literature, religion and politics; stimulating their intellect and honing their analytical skills.
Support and guidance – We’ll provide a range of high-quality creative resources, which will grow throughout the lifetime of the specifications.
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Accredited specification for the new A Level GCE Classical Greek qualification.
Accredited specification for the new AS Level GCE Classical Greek qualification.
An overview of our AS and A Level Classical Greek and AS and A Level Latin qualifications for first teaching September 2016
This Excel spreadsheet supplements the PDF version of the DVL, allowing teachers and learners to filter the vocabulary list.
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This document outlines suggested approaches for co-teaching AS and A Level Latin and AS and A Level Classical Greek.
This set text guide introduces the text, provides contextual information and suggests activities to support the teaching of the Odyssey.
This activity acocompanies the set text guide on the Odyssey.
This set text guide introduces the text, provides contextual information and suggests activities to support the teaching of Sophocles Antigone (Group 3).
This activity acocompanies the set text guide on the Sophiocles Antigone (Group 3).
We asked a variety of teachers to review some of the available textbooks, looking at how they use the books, what learners like about them and how easy they are to teach from.
Our 'Why offer classics?' leaflet is designed to help teachers promote classical subjects to their institutions, learners and parents.
This guide contains suggestions of ways that IT can be used to teach A and AS Level Classical Greek and Latin.
The guide provides a general introduction to the differences in the two models (linear versus modular) across GCSE and A level and the impact on you as a teaching professional.
This transition guide shows how the translation into the ancient language differs across GCSE, AS and A Level.
This checkpoint task supports the 'Translating into Classical Greek' transition guide.
OCR has endorsed or recommended the following resources for use with this specification. For more information about endorsed or recommended resources, visit our endorsement page. Note: OCR is not responsible for the contents of third party sites.
The endorsed text edition of OCR's Latin AS and A Level prescriptions of Thucydides' Histories IV, Plato's Apology, Xenophon's Memorabilia, Homer's Odyssey IX and X, Sophocles' Antigone and Aristophanes' Acharnians containing a detailed introduction to the literary and historical contexts of the works, full Greek texts and commentary notes and a vocabulary list for each text.
Publication date: April 2016