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Greek (Classical)

Minimum Entry Criteria

Essential: 7 in Greek

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

Unit 1: Unseen translation

  • Students build their knowledge of the Classical Greek language to become familiar with the vocabulary and linguistic structures.

Unit 2: Prose composition or comprehension

  • Students develop and demonstrate their detailed understanding of Classical Greek vocabulary and linguistic structures through either:
  • Translating unseen material from English into Classical Greek; or
  • Demonstrating their understanding of an unseen prose text through comprehension, translation and questions on syntax and accidence.

Unit 3: Prose literature

  • Students study two prose set texts: for example, the historian Thucydides and the philosopher Plato.

Unit 4: Verse literature

  • Students study two verse set texts: for example, the poet Homer and the playwrights, Sophocles and Euripides.
  • Both literature components involve translation, and writing commentaries and essays.

Assessment

 
Type of Assessment
Duration
Weighting
1
Unseen translation
1 hour 45 minutes
33%
(100 marks)
2
Prose/Comprehension
1 hour 15 minutes
17%
(50 marks)
3
Prose Literature
2 hours
25%
(75 marks)
4
Verse Literature
2 hours
25%
(75 marks)

Sixth-Form-Programme-of-Courses-2023.pdf