Archaeology AS/A Level/AQA


What you will study
In the first year of study you will cover two units.

1.  The Archaeology of Religion and Ritual with the focus on Ancient Egypt and the sites of;
•    The tomb of Tutankhamun
•    Temple of Horus at Edfu
•    Saqquara step pyramid
•    Tel el-Arnarn
•    Tomb of Nebamun

2.  Archaeological Skills and Methods is an introduction to the basic skills and methods of archaeology. We look at site investigation, recording, excavation, dating and interpretation.



Who is the course for?

Archaeology is the ultimate subject for an ‘all round’ student, as it combines well with many other subjects such as history, geography, sociology, science, art and religious studies. Archaeology is all about studying mankind’s past through investigation of material remains to bring the past alive.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have a minimum of 5 higher grade GCSE passes, preferably including English.

How you will be assessed

At the end of the first year you will sit two written examinations, the unit 1 paper is 1 hour 15 minutes long, and unit 2 1 hour 45 minutes.

Progression routes

Archaeology is an academic A level which is highly regarded by all universities. Archaeology can open the
door to a surprising number of career options. You might go on to study the subject at university with a view to doing fieldwork and specialising in a particular period or topic. But a knowledge of archaeology can also be useful in other jobs, like tourism & heritage, town and country planning, environmental science or local government.