Ancient Worlds – Extend Option

Ancient Worlds – Extend Option

Please note: This course is one of our Extend Options designed to be combined with other A Level programmes or BTEC Extended Certificate courses to make up a full timetable. If you are planning to study an A Level programme at Exeter College you will need to enrol on a four element programme, and cannot apply for this course on it’s own.

Why do this course?

This course is for you if you are interested in the methodology of how we investigate the ancient past, as well as its cultural legacy.

What will it involve?

This Extend option will involve looking at the way archaeology may compliment, or contradict historical texts, as well as how archaeology is used in a modern context. We will explore some of the major archaeological excavations, as well as the role of archaeology in the modern world, including archaeological methods and rescue archaeology.

We will also examine ancient languages such as Linear B, Egyptian hieroglyphs, ancient Greek and Latin and how they were used in both written and spoken form. Exploring how these languages have influenced thought and culture through the ages. Finally, we will examine the continuing legacy of antiquity and how its art, philosophy, mythology and literature have permeated Western thought and culture.

How might it help in the future?

The wide and diverse subjects encompassed by this course lend themselves to supporting a wide range of other subjects, as well as being a stand-alone module in its own right. The archaeological element will offer students interested in this area the only opportunity to study this material prior to university, and the language elements will offer support and extension to students of modern foreign languages. The skills and knowledge acquired through the study of antiquity are highly transferable to other areas and students emerge with the ability to deal with precise details and the sense of perspective that comes from the study of such a long and broad sweep of history and culture.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Humanities
  • Qualification Extend 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
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