Uncovering Archaeology at Seevic College

Monday, 24 November 2014

Jamie  Spracklen at Seevic COllegeSeevic College will be offering A-Level Archaeology from September 2015, becoming the only college in South Essex to provide this fantastic qualification.

Students will be given the chance study excavation techniques and analysis; uncovering information about human culture through the medium of Archaeology, exploring the early prehistory of Britain and the world at large.

As well as providing a great route to studying Archaeology at university, the course is also suitable for people wishing to go on to study Archaeological Sciences, Ancient History and Classics.

Jamie Spracklen, Archaeology Tutor at Seevic College, said: “This is a brand new course, and we’re kick-starting interest in Archaeology again in the local area for 16 to 19 year-olds.

“South Essex has a rich archaeological heritage; loads of pre-history finds have been made across the area, and discoveries like the Saxon burial site in Southend – known as the ‘Prince of Prittlewell’ or ‘King of Bling’ – have helped make local people really interested in the subject.”

Jamie focused on Archaeology during his Humanities BA (Hons) at Trinity College, Carmarthen. Jamie later progressed to take his Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient History & Classics at Trinity St. David in Lampeter. He has been an Affiliate Member of the Institute for Archaeologists (IFA) since 1997.

Seevic is also keen to work with local landowners and businesses, as well as with local archaeological community groups, that are interested in supporting the College’s Archaeology students with opportunities for excavation or fieldwalking in the future.

Jamie Spracklen explained: “In fieldwalking you set out a grid plan out over a given stretch of ground, then the archaeologists each take a section and collect any finds uncovered on the surface. It’s a great form of non-intrusive archaeology, setting it aside from excavation, and you can find some really interesting stuff.”  

A-Level Archaeology can be taken alongside other humanities subjects, such as History or Geography, and can compliment an A-Level like Classical Civilisation – another new course at Seevic that launched in 2014. 

Anyone interested in the A-Level Archaeology course at Seevic can find out more at the College’s next Open Evening; register for Fast Track Entry and find out more here.

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