Hi all - need some advice on the Greek depth studies for the new spec. I have been teaching the old OCR Ancient History spec for several years, and am the only one in my department who teaches it. This means that I have to decide which of the depth study options to teach in September, and I can't begin to decide! We currently teach the Athenian Democracy unit, but our students don't general find it very engaging, though it is very straightforward - so I know that I don't particularly want to carry the module on - and even with the changes made on the new spec to include more cultural areas, I think we need a change. So far ok. However, the choice between the 'Society and Politics of Sparta' and the 'Rise of Macedon' is throwing me. I know more about Sparta, but the issues around students latching onto '300' concerns me. The Rise of Macedon would follow on the period study better (which is the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars), but I know little about the content or the sources! How have other teachers found these topics, in whichever guise/spec they have taught on? Thanks!