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A Level Ancient History (OCR)

A Level Ancient History OCR

Dates Available

  • Week 1: 25 March – 29 March
  • Week 2: 1 April – 5 April
  • Week 3: 8 April – 12 April


OCR H007 and H407

Length of Course

As required.


Subject to requirements and availability.

Tuition in this subject is available for all the modules on the syllabus, both Greek and Roman. The subject is taught on an individual basis or in small groups and students must phone to discuss their requirements before completing a registration form. Once groups have formed we may not be able to accommodate additional requests.


H007/01 Greek Period Study – Relations between Greek states and non-Greek states, 492-404 BCE

Greek Depth Study – One from:

  • The Politics and Society of Sparta, 478–404 BC
  • The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC
  • The Rise of Macedon, 359–323 BC

H407/02 Roman Period Study – The Julio-Claudian Emperors 31 BCE – 68 CE

Roman Depth Study – One from:

  • The Breakdown of the Late Republic, 88–31 BC
  • The Flavians, AD 68–96
  • Ruling Roman Britain, AD 43–c.128

Target areas

Relating as many primary sources as possible to the topic of the question is an aspect of the course students often struggle with and practice thereof will figure prominently in the course.

The course will concentrate on analysing and assessing the value of the primary evidence, whether literary, epigraphic or archaeological. Some time will also be dedicated to discussion of the secondary literature and to practising exam techniques.

It is advisable for students to submit an example essay in advance for analysis.

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