Ancient Greek is concerned with the study of the language, literature, history, art and architecture of Ancient Greece. The emphasis is very much on the reading of the great writers such as Homer , Plato, Sophocles and Euripides.
Leaving Certificate Greek may be studied at Ordinary and at Higher level.
Students at Higher level are required to do Composition from the vernacular into Greek and to read greater quantities of Greek literature than students at Ordinary level.
The main areas of the course are as follows:
- Prescribed texts
- Unprescribed texts
- Composition (Higher level only)
- History (including Art and Literature)
Ancient Greek is assessed by written examination. There are separate at Ordinary level and Higher level papers
The total number of marks is 400.
Translation, Comprehension and Composition account for 310 marks.
History, Art and Literature account for 90 marks
The syllabus for Leaving Certificate Ancient Greek is currently under review by NCCA.
Leaving Certificate Ancient Greek Syllabus (Ordinary level and Higher level)
Siollabas Sean-Gréigise (Gnáthleibhéal agus Ardleibhéal)
State Examinations Commission
Department of Education and Science
Classical Association of Ireland-Teachers
Joint Association of Classical Teachers