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Classical Civilisations A-Level

Hi,
My teaching in Sixth Form for OCR Classical Civilisations has been really bad and now a week before WOTH I've had some worked marked with a private tutor and I've dropped 10 marks on average on the 30 Markers for each topic (I do WOTH, Imperial Image and Love and Relationships). I was just wondering if anyone knew of any resources on question structure and what quotes/scholarship is needed for all the essay questions? Do we need to add in quotes from the Iliad for the 30 marker or is mentioning plot points enough?

Thank you :smile:
Original post by liv2005
Hi,
My teaching in Sixth Form for OCR Classical Civilisations has been really bad and now a week before WOTH I've had some worked marked with a private tutor and I've dropped 10 marks on average on the 30 Markers for each topic (I do WOTH, Imperial Image and Love and Relationships). I was just wondering if anyone knew of any resources on question structure and what quotes/scholarship is needed for all the essay questions? Do we need to add in quotes from the Iliad for the 30 marker or is mentioning plot points enough?
Thank you :smile:

Hi!
I did reply to this but i don't think it worked, so i am very sorry if you get a reply from me twice!
I also do OCR, but I do WOTH, Greek Theatre, and Greek religion, so I can't do much specific advice but most of it seems pretty standard anyway :smile:
For 10 markers you don't want to be doing an intro or conclusion, just make your point and move on. Here you need to evidence everything you say, so quote from the texts (in WOTH) and reference your sources as much as you possibly can. With WOTH you want to be getting quotes from across the extract, so make sure you (at the very least) get one from the start, the middle, and the end. Do not reference outside of the text, unless you absolutely have to (eg youre talking foreshadowing or something!)
PEEL paragraphs are great for all of the essays, just make sure you don't forget to evidence!
20 markers, you don't need an intro, but a short conclusion is great. You don't need to quote unless you are referencing the extract.
30 markers, you're going to want an intro and conclusion here, and this is the only question you need scholarship for. You do not need to quote the text here.
When youre looking for scholarship i find it useful to have a google doc or something to collect it all, and lots of people have made quizlets so just type in scholarship for your module and you should get some 🙂
Throughout the exam, you only need to quote for the 10 marker. 20 and 30 markers you can just mention plot points. For AO1 marks it helps to say what book things are in, examiners love that. (I do Odyssey, so an example would be “When Odysseus meets the Cyclops, in book 9”)
I hope this helps!
Reply 2
Original post by Emccreadie
Hi!
I did reply to this but i don't think it worked, so i am very sorry if you get a reply from me twice!
I also do OCR, but I do WOTH, Greek Theatre, and Greek religion, so I can't do much specific advice but most of it seems pretty standard anyway :smile:
For 10 markers you don't want to be doing an intro or conclusion, just make your point and move on. Here you need to evidence everything you say, so quote from the texts (in WOTH) and reference your sources as much as you possibly can. With WOTH you want to be getting quotes from across the extract, so make sure you (at the very least) get one from the start, the middle, and the end. Do not reference outside of the text, unless you absolutely have to (eg youre talking foreshadowing or something!)
PEEL paragraphs are great for all of the essays, just make sure you don't forget to evidence!
20 markers, you don't need an intro, but a short conclusion is great. You don't need to quote unless you are referencing the extract.
30 markers, you're going to want an intro and conclusion here, and this is the only question you need scholarship for. You do not need to quote the text here.
When youre looking for scholarship i find it useful to have a google doc or something to collect it all, and lots of people have made quizlets so just type in scholarship for your module and you should get some 🙂
Throughout the exam, you only need to quote for the 10 marker. 20 and 30 markers you can just mention plot points. For AO1 marks it helps to say what book things are in, examiners love that. (I do Odyssey, so an example would be “When Odysseus meets the Cyclops, in book 9”)
I hope this helps!

Thank you so much! This has been so helpful! 😁
Original post by liv2005
Hi,
My teaching in Sixth Form for OCR Classical Civilisations has been really bad and now a week before WOTH I've had some worked marked with a private tutor and I've dropped 10 marks on average on the 30 Markers for each topic (I do WOTH, Imperial Image and Love and Relationships). I was just wondering if anyone knew of any resources on question structure and what quotes/scholarship is needed for all the essay questions? Do we need to add in quotes from the Iliad for the 30 marker or is mentioning plot points enough?
Thank you :smile:

Hi, I study CCIV at A-Level. I adore the subject and would be more than happy to help. I do WOTH, imperial image and Greek Religion. Just drop me a message if you need any help - @amelia_elizabeth17 (ig). I find teaching others my best method of revision!
Reply 4
Original post by Emccreadie
Hi!
I did reply to this but i don't think it worked, so i am very sorry if you get a reply from me twice!
I also do OCR, but I do WOTH, Greek Theatre, and Greek religion, so I can't do much specific advice but most of it seems pretty standard anyway :smile:
For 10 markers you don't want to be doing an intro or conclusion, just make your point and move on. Here you need to evidence everything you say, so quote from the texts (in WOTH) and reference your sources as much as you possibly can. With WOTH you want to be getting quotes from across the extract, so make sure you (at the very least) get one from the start, the middle, and the end. Do not reference outside of the text, unless you absolutely have to (eg youre talking foreshadowing or something!)
PEEL paragraphs are great for all of the essays, just make sure you don't forget to evidence!
20 markers, you don't need an intro, but a short conclusion is great. You don't need to quote unless you are referencing the extract.
30 markers, you're going to want an intro and conclusion here, and this is the only question you need scholarship for. You do not need to quote the text here.
When youre looking for scholarship i find it useful to have a google doc or something to collect it all, and lots of people have made quizlets so just type in scholarship for your module and you should get some 🙂
Throughout the exam, you only need to quote for the 10 marker. 20 and 30 markers you can just mention plot points. For AO1 marks it helps to say what book things are in, examiners love that. (I do Odyssey, so an example would be “When Odysseus meets the Cyclops, in book 9”)
I hope this helps!

Hi that’s absolutely brilliant! How many points do you reckon we should have per paragraph for a 20 marker or a 30 marker? I’m so worried about not having enough detail!

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