Are you fascinated by the myths and legends of the past? Would you like to explore the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome? Would you like to learn more about the origins of our western civilisation? Classical Civilisation combines elements of history, philosophy, religious studies and literature.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course. Please refer to the basic entry requirements for this course/level.
As an international student you must:
A level Classical Civilisation deals with the period of time from the heroic Bronze Age of Homer’s Odyssey, through to the world of Virgil and Augustus, Rome’s first emperor. By examining the history, culture, religion and technology of these societies and periods, we can unearth the foundations of our modern way of life. Each topic includes a study of primary classical sources – either texts in translation or physical evidence – and all encourage students to gain an understanding of Greek and/or Roman societies and their values.
It will enable you to develop skills of logical and critical analysis, alongside fluency in written and spoken communication – all highly regarded by universities and employers.
Students will improve language and communication skills throughout the two years and gain an understanding of key historical and cultural events that have shaped our modern world and politics.There have been opportunities for study trips abroad to support your work – last year students visited Greece.
Students often progress to study history or classics at university. Many students then pursue a career revolving around classics; career opportunities include becoming a teacher, museum curator or archivist. However, it is not vital to be considering a career centred around classics to take this course.
Mock exams will be announced to help you prepare for the final exams.