Classical Greek

Minimum entry criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Greek

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Greek

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

AS Level:

  • Unit 1:   Practice in translation from Greek to English, and consolidation of grammar
  • Unit 2:   Study of 2 set texts, one in prose (a law court speech of Lysias), one in verse (Homer’s Iliad Book 22 . Development of commentary & essay writing skills and understanding of literary techniques are important for this unit. You will also be encouraged to make a personal response to the texts.

A2 Level:

  • Unit 3: Classical Greek Verse. We will study a verse text (Sophocles or Aristophanes), and will also focus on unseen translation in verse.
  • Unit 4: Classical Greek Prose. We will study a prose text (Plato or Herodotus), and will also focus on unseen translation in prose.

For both units we will continue the study of grammar, and learn how to apply it to more complex translations.

Assessment

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

 

 

 

AS

A2

1

Examination: Two translation questions, or one translation and sentences to translate into Greek

1 hr 30 mins

50%

25%

2

Examination: Commentary questions on 2 texts, one verse, one prose, plus a short essay

 

1 hr 30 mins

50%

25%

3

Examination: A verse passage for unseen translation and comprehension, and commentary questions and an essay question on the verse set text

2 hours

 

25%

4

Examination: A prose passage for unseen translation and comprehension, and commentary questions and an essay question on the prose set text

2 hours

 

25%

 

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