HUMANITIES A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Ancient History

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Ancient history investigates Ancient Rome and Greece. From the campaigns of Alexander the Great to Julius Caesar’s assassination, you will come face-to-face with history’s biggest winners and greatest losers.



Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature. You do not need to have studied history before.

Why study A Level Ancient History at Blackpool Sixth?

The study of classics through ancient history is well respected by universities and employers and combines with a wide range of subjects. Recent educational visits have included Athens and Rome. We also have regular visits from top academics and TV historians.

How will I be taught?

A wide range of teaching and learning styles are used including discussion and debate, group work, paired work, e-learning, and independent research.

Teacher expertise

We have a very experienced teaching team for ancient history with both teachers having examined for the exam board. One of our teachers, Peter Wright, was awarded TES 'Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2015’.

What skills will I develop?

  • Written and oral communication
  • Evaluation
  • Analysis and critical thinking
  • Cultural understanding
  • This is a broad subject which combines well with many other courses.
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How will I be assessed?


  • 50% Paper One - Republic and Empire
  • 50% Paper Two - Macedon and the Greek World
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What will you study and other information about A Level Ancient History

Where does it lead?

Ancient history prepares you for a wide range of university courses as it develops your skills of evaluation, analysis, and critical thinking. Courses include ancient/modern history, archeology, and English literature. Ancient history is also a very strong supporting subject for many university courses due to the high regard it is held in. The skills developed allow students to follow careers in teaching, tourism and heritage, journalism, local government, and management. Each year students progress to the top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

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Humanities at Blackpool sixth

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