GCSE OCR Classical Civilisation: Roman City Life

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GCSE-friendly notes and over 100 varied activities enable core skills development in the use of sources for Roman City Life.

GCSE OCR Classical Civilisation: Roman City Life

Students learn how to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the prescribed material and draw informed conclusions through examples and guidance.

After building confidence, students challenge themselves with practice questions and independent research tasks.

4 activity types:

  1. Example questions
  2. Guided activities
  3. Consolidation tasks
  4. Independent research

A full-colour PDF is included so that students can benefit from looking at the visual sources in colour!

Easy-to-use pack in two sections covers prescribed sources:

Section A: Culture

  • Pompeii
  • Herculaneum
  • Ostia
  • Rome

Section B: Literature

  • Horace: Satires 2.2, 2.6, 2.8
  • Juvenal: Satire 3.190–322
  • Petronius: Satyricon: ‘Dinner with Trimalchio’,
    29–33, 37–38, 49–50
  • Pliny: Letters, 1.9, 2.6, 3.14, 4.19, 5.19, 9.6
  • Horace: Satires 2.2, 2.6, 2.8

Key exam requirements covered:

  • Understand different source types, including literary sources
  • Convey significance of cultural context through informed judgement
  • Use source materials to understand social and historical context
  • Understand possible interpretations from different audiences

I thought this was a very impressive resource, well set out and keeping closely to the spec. There was a good variety of activities and a mixture of text and visuals, pitched at the right academic level. It enhances learning by taking one carefully through the spec and interspersing information with exercises. Its educational value was thus high, particularly for individual learners, who otherwise may only have the textbook available, given the total lack of revision guides on public sale. Literature section just as impressive with activities, sample activities, sample answers, guided activities and clear context and comprehension questions. – L Ashley, Head of Classics & Peer Reviewer

An excellent resource, expertly written.

Truly, a treasure trove of information, resources and ideas which are exceedingly well aimed at the specification.

It is very well pitched towards its target audience. It possesses a wealth of references to classical sources and will save any hard-pressed teacher a considerable amount of time. – N Buckingham, Classical Civilisation Teacher & Peer Reviewer

This is a very well-researched and comprehensive guide to the culture component of the Roman City Life paper in particular, along with useful discussion of the set literature.

The literature section carefully explains the cultural references in each piece of literature as well as pointing out elements of linguistic style to aid learners in their understanding and analysis of the prescribed writing. – A Hollingbury, Teacher of Classics, Cheltenham College & Peer Reviewer

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