Exam Board Subject Leader
OCR Mr J Collett

At GCSE, students are regularly tested of their knowledge and understanding, as well as analysis and evaluation, by questions based on literary and visual source material. Essay questions require a comparison of Greece and Rome.

 

Myth & Religion

We cover 5 areas of study:

  • Olympian religion 
    • 12 Gods Greek & Roman 
    • Famous Temples incl. The Parthenon & Temple of Zeus 
    • Religious Festivals 
  • Heroes & City Founders 
    • Heracles the Hero 
    • Theseus: Hero & Founder of Athens 
    • Aeneas & Romulus: Founders of Rome 
  • Images of Power 
    • Greek victories over barbarians
    • Augustus as Roman Emperor
  • Death & The Underworld
    • Funerals & Tombs
    • Visiting the Underworld
  • Literature in Translation
    • Selections from Greek & Roman poets & historians  

 

War & Welfare

We cover 5 areas of study:

  • Sparta at War in the 5th Century 
    • Tactics, Equipment & Training for Spartan Hoplite 
    • The ‘warrior society’ 
    • Battle of Thermopylae 
  • Athens at War in the 5th Century 
    • Tactics & Equipment & Training for Navy & Army 
    • Army & Society 
    • Battle of Salamis 
  • Roman Military in the Imperial Period 
    • Tactics, Equipment & Training for Roman Legion 
    • Battle of Actium 
  • Romans at War 
    • Emperor Trajan’s conquest of Dacia 
    • Image of the Emperor 
  • Literature in Translation 
    • Selections from the epic poetry of Homer & Virgil