Ancient History focuses on our ancient world across a range of cultures and societies including Egypt, Greece, Rome and Persia.
Time is spent interpreting historical sources and evidence and making judgements on issues related to preservation, ethics, and display of historical artefacts. Sources used are varied and can include primary sources, literature, film and museum displays.
Strong focus is given to students conducting their own historical research and they have the opportunity to explore a wide range of historical events, people and places.
Year 11 Course
Students are able to explore issues related to Investigating the Ancient World with case studies such as Celtic Europe, Egypt and Greece.
In year 11, students complete a personal Historical Investigation. This presents an exciting opportunity to improve research and interpretation skills and develop a passion for a chosen aspect of our ancient world.
Year 12 Course
The Core Study for all students is Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Students also study key features of an ancient society, personality and historical period.