Studying the classical civilisations of Ancient Rome and Greece is fascinating.
- A highly regarded A-Level which combines academic rigour with fascinating subject content, including insights into a different world of gods, heroes, empires and government.
- Supported by trips to museums, universities and theatres and an optional place on the departments' biennial overseas residential trip.
- The opportunity to study diverse topics and sources, including both literature and visual/material culture, which will inspire and motivate learners to engage further with the classical world.
- The course covers the foundations of Western culture - The study of the oldest surviving works of western literature; the origins of democracy; the birth of theatre; art and artistry.
Any special requirements?
The study of Latin and Ancient Greek is all completed in English translation so no prior knowledge is required. However, a grade B/5 in English Literature and/or History is desirable.
What will I study?
A reformed A Level from 2017-18, Classical Civilisations will encompass the study of ancient literature, theatre and politics, with a particular focus on Ancient Greece.
How will I be assessed?
- The World of the Hero; the study of Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid (worth 40% of your A Level)
- Culture and the Arts: Greek Theatre (worth 30%
of your A Level)
- Beliefs and Ideas: Democracy and the Athenians (worth
30% of your A Level)
What qualification will I achieve?
On completing the full two year course you will be awarded a qualification in A-level Classical Civilisation.
If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Head of Classics, Mr J Waller at: