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    For OCR.

    In my AS, I got D overall. Our teacher kind of won't disclose to us what is relevant for the exam.

    I am desperate to at least get a C.

    It's not a common subject though, so I can't find any revision guides. I can only rely on information books - but how do I know what information I need?

    Please help.
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    I'm afraid you're not likely to find one, because there are so many optional units that make up OCR Classical Civ. (Archaeology units, History units, Greek texts, Roman texts, etc), it's not a set course as such. So your teacher could opt to do an entirely literary text based course, or an entirely history based one, but you'd still end up with the same A-level.

    People here might be able to point you in the right direction to some resources if we know which ones you are studying though . Which AS/A2 modules are you doing?
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    I don't think there are ANY revision guides for Class Civ, a few people in my class last year were looking but didn't find anything.

    Content-wise, look at the specifications on the OCR website. Which modules are you doing?
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    The AS modules that I'm resitting in January are:
    -Greek Tragedy
    -Roman Britain: Forts and Frontiers

    Then the A2 ones are:
    -More Greek Tragedy (!)
    -The Aeneid
    -Roman Britain: Arts and Archaeology

    I have information books, and I could read them all I like... but I'm sure you know as well as me that you need to know what is on the syllabus and stuff! Our teacher is one of those types who is really passionate about it, but not necessarily in a good way - talingk off-topic, talking about myths we don't need to know... and it is really confusing.
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    Found one copy of a Medea study guide (Wizard books I think) in WHSmith If you are doing that play
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    (Original post by VanillaCat)
    The AS modules that I'm resitting in January are:
    -Greek Tragedy
    -Roman Britain: Forts and Frontiers

    Then the A2 ones are:
    -More Greek Tragedy (!)
    -The Aeneid
    -Roman Britain: Arts and Archaeology

    I have information books, and I could read them all I like... but I'm sure you know as well as me that you need to know what is on the syllabus and stuff! Our teacher is one of those types who is really passionate about it, but not necessarily in a good way - talingk off-topic, talking about myths we don't need to know... and it is really confusing.
    Ah, if you just want to know what's on the syllabus, then go straight to the OCR website. Look at the markschemes, examiner's reports etc, which should give you a just as good idea as your teacher could give you for what they are looking for - especially if you compare the examiner's reports for exams that you think you did badly in, to see what's different (if they're out yet).

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications...documents.html
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    I haven't done the Roman Britain topics for Class Civ, but perhaps you might find something useful on the Cambridge Latin Course website - there are lots of "cultural background" links that could be handy.

    For the literature side of things, I've found Sparknotes incredibly useful. They have Agamemnon, Medea, The Bacchae, Electra, Oedipus, and The Aeneid.

    Also do as many past papers as you can get your hands on and make notes off the mark scheme. If you need any further help, send me a PM as my Class Civ teacher is amazing for handing out resources and I'll dig some out for you if you like.
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    My teacher is exactly the same! The enthusiastic but completley useless sort! The only thing that i have found works is to learn the set texts back too front. I dont know if oyu have the same texts as us, i did Archaeology 3, Greek and roman historians and Roman britain forts and fronteirs. (The set texts for which are Hill and ireland Roman Britain, Wardle Mycenean world, Thyucicides, tacitus, Suetonius and Ceaser).
    Also, if you do archaeology our teacher spent nearly the whole year getting us to learn the whole book which was ABSOLUTLEY POINTLESS as there is hardly any archaeology in the paper, just lear the basic techniques like Stratigraphy, Typology, Magnetrometary etc.

    I hope some of that helped although we are doing different units
    ALSO, I AM ON THE OLD SPECIFICATION so yours might be different.
 
 
 

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