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I want to do A level Classics but I am a bit worried
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Hey,
I want to do A level Classics but I am a bit worried
Could you please share your experiences if you have done this?
Look at the spec to see if it interests you.

Its a mix between History and Literature. Good fun.

Some classics has a language element such as Greek or Latin.

Example.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/class...ec-at-a-glance
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Look at the spec to see if it interests you.

Its a mix between History and Literature. Good fun.

Some classics has a language element such as Greek or Latin.

Example.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/class...ec-at-a-glance
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Did you do it?
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Thank you
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Yes.
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Yes.
Can you tell me your experiences of it?
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Hey,
I want to do A level Classics but I am a bit worried
Could you please share your experiences if you have done this?
Hey! I'm in my second year and I'm surprised by how much I've enjoyed Classics. I wouldn't worry too much about the Greek and Latin element as you're mostly working with English translations and it's pretty self explanatory. Depending on what units your college chooses to do, there are quite a few guides and books you can find to help with analysis of the material.

In regards to the exams, I've found the ones I've sat to be fine. It's a little more relaxed than English Lit as you don't have to worry about including direct quotes and in first year, the exam papers have bullet points to help you plan what to include in your essay.

If you have any more questions, let me know!
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Im in year 12 and I absolutely love classics. At the moment I'm studying the Imperial Image and Odyssey modules so I can only speak about them, I don't know which modules your school/college does.
I personally find it really interesting and it's a great mix of History and English (which I also study). The course approaches facts from an entirely unique perspective that makes you think really hard about people's perceptions of propaganda and subliminal messages both in the ancient world and today; for example I've noticed that politicians and big businesses use the same techniques to persuade people as ancient Roman politicians did.
It is also highly recognised by top universities- while attending open days for law I have seen classics on their 'desired a level subjects' list, so even if you aren't interested in law it shows that Oxbridge and Russel Group unis know about the subject and want students with the skills that classics provides.

At the end of the day its up to you, I'd recommend having a look at the specifications online and talking to the classics teachers at your school/college to see if you think you'd be interested in studying it for a year or two.
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Hey! I'm in my second year and I'm surprised by how much I've enjoyed Classics. I wouldn't worry too much about the Greek and Latin element as you're mostly working with English translations and it's pretty self explanatory. Depending on what units your college chooses to do, there are quite a few guides and books you can find to help with analysis of the material.

In regards to the exams, I've found the ones I've sat to be fine. It's a little more relaxed than English Lit as you don't have to worry about including direct quotes and in first year, the exam papers have bullet points to help you plan what to include in your essay.

If you have any more questions, let me know!
Thank you! I enjoy learning the most about Roman/greek lifestyles (e.g. education), do you get to learn a lot about that at A level or is it mostly literature?
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Im in year 12 and I absolutely love classics. At the moment I'm studying the Imperial Image and Odyssey modules so I can only speak about them, I don't know which modules your school/college does.
I personally find it really interesting and it's a great mix of History and English (which I also study). The course approaches facts from an entirely unique perspective that makes you think really hard about people's perceptions of propaganda and subliminal messages both in the ancient world and today; for example I've noticed that politicians and big businesses use the same techniques to persuade people as ancient Roman politicians did.
It is also highly recognised by top universities- while attending open days for law I have seen classics on their 'desired a level subjects' list, so even if you aren't interested in law it shows that Oxbridge and Russel Group unis know about the subject and want students with the skills that classics provides.

At the end of the day its up to you, I'd recommend having a look at the specifications online and talking to the classics teachers at your school/college to see if you think you'd be interested in studying it for a year or two.
Thank you! I enjoy learning the most about Roman/greek lifestyles (e.g. education), do you get to learn a lot about that at A level or is it mostly literature?
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hiya, I'm currently in my first year of a level classics and so far I've seen that it is mainly the literature. you may learn more about roman/greek lifestyles to supplement the texts but it's not the main focus (although that could just be the board we are doing (OCR)). it's still really good though and really fun.
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Thank you! I enjoy learning the most about Roman/greek lifestyles (e.g. education), do you get to learn a lot about that at A level or is it mostly literature?
My exam board (OCR) does focus mainly on literature but we learn a fair amount about lifestyles so we can understand how the literature would be received by a contemporary audience.
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