Classical Greek

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 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: the historian Thucydides and the philosopher Plato.
  • Unit 4: Verse literature
  • Students study two verse set texts: the poet Homer and the playwright Sophocles.
  • 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)

 

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