Year 11 — Classics

Term 1: Roman home, society and the class system

In this module they students will also learn about the basic family unit in Ancient Rome and the Role of the 'Paterfamilias' in family governance. Moreover, the students will explore the different levels of society from the senatorial class to slavery. The students will also explore further source questions similar to the stimulus questions in Paper 1.

The students will be assessed by 1 and 2 mark knowledge questions as well as 6 and 8 source questions.

client

A Roman who would attach himself to a wealthier patron in order to boost his income and business opportunities.

peristyle

Roman garden house.

patron

A Roman who gives financial or other such support to a client in return for work and favours.

Lares

Roman household gods

atrium

centre of the house

mulsum

Roman wine with honey

domus

Roman town house

paterfamilias

Head of the family.

insula

Roman block of flats

rhetor

Roman teacher

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students will learn how to further develop their skills with source questions as well as their essays skills.

Create a supportive community:

The students will develop and learn about the problems associated with rigid class systems in society.

Term 2 : Roman leisure and entertainment, Roman satire and fiction Part I

In this section the students will learn about the different types of leisure and entertainment the Roman enjoyed. This includes gladiators, theatre and Roman bath system. The students will explore ancient Roman writers such as Horace, Juvenal, Pliny and Petronius.

GCSE style assessment on the whole Culture section of component 2, Roman City Life

palaestra

Exercise ground.

hypocaust

A heating system used in Roman baths and houses.

strigil

A curved scraper used to remove oil and dirt from the body.

frigidarium

The cold room in a baths complex.

apodyterium

Changing room in a baths complex.

Colosseum

At large amphitheatre in the centre of Rome.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students will further learn cultural aspects to Roman society. Also, the students will prepare for their essay questions.

Create a supportive community:

The students will be exposed to a different culture's method of leisure and entertainment.

Term 3: Roman satire and fiction Part II

Culture and Society in the Classical World - The students will explore ancient Roman writers such as Horace, Juvenal, Pliny and Petronius.

Students' classwork and homework will be assessed by teachers and students given feedback on their work.

satire

A form of writing that aims to show up hypocrisy, pretence or other character flaws through sense of humour.

genre

A category of literature – examples of literary genres might include epic tragedy, comedy, history and satire.

Epicureanism

A philosophy of life that encouraged people to live for simple pleasures and to reduce anxieties as much as possible.

Horace

An ancient Roman satirist.

Juvenal

An ancient Roman satirist.

Pliny

An ancient Roman historian.

comedy

A style of writing that involved humour.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students will be learning how to answer the 15 mark essay in relation to literature.

Create a supportive community:

The students were exposed to different forms of comedy in different cultures.

Term 4: Revision: Tackling the written examination

Revision of the course content is taking place this term. Students use their personal notes as well as revision notes prepared for them in order to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of the three units that comprise the exam element of the specification. We also practice exam - style questions linked to each of the three papers.

Past papers. Focus on papers 1 and 2.

Hercules

The mythical son of Zeus/Jupiter.

Augustus Ceasar

The first Roman Emperor.

Olympian gods

The Greek gods that lived on Mount Olympus.

Ovid

An ancient Roman writer and poet.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students practice their extended writing skills in relation to the substantive knowledge and develop their source and literature analytical skills.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.

Term 5: Revision: Tackling the written examination

This term we focus on the more complex essay questions to ensure that students tackle these questions confidently. We study model answers to some of these questions and we annotate them to show evidence for the comments provided by the examiner. Students also plan their own responses to such questions which they then answer under exam conditions.

Past papers: Focus on papers 2 and 3.

Pliny

An ancient Roman writer who was famous for his letters.

Juvenal

An ancient Roman writer and satirist.

Horace

An ancient Roman satirist.

Petronius

An ancient Roman writer.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students practice their extended writing skills in relation to the substantive knowledge and develop their source and literature analytical skills.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.

Term 6: Public examination

Final revision and the public examination.

Final revision and exam.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students practice their extended writing skills in relation to the substantive knowledge and develop their source and literature analytical skills.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.