A-Level Classical Civilisations

Course Information

  • Course Code: 7816
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

A-Level Classical Civilisations is an interesting subject that deals both with ancient history and culture in Ancient Greece and Rome. If you are interested in foreign culture, ancient history, lifestyle and warfare, as well as mythology and ancient narrative, then this is the subject for you. The study of classics is an exciting intellectual challenge where students can deploy a variety of skills: debate and discussion, the ability to create an effective argument and analyse information to make valid judgements.

What will I study?

In the first year, you will study:

  • Roman Society and Thought and Greek Tragedy
  • Culture and ideas in Ancient Rome.
  • Greek Tragedy

You will study the context(s) of ancient theatre as well as four different texts by two different playwrights: Sophocles and Euripides.

In the second year, you will study:

  • Virgil’s writings and the World of the Hero and Romans in Britain
  • The epic works of Virgil and Homer, which includes knowledge of the foundation of Rome
  • The Roman Empire and Romans in Britain.

You will study historical evidence and sources to interpret how the Roman invasion impacted on Britain.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade B in English Literature (or equivalent). 

How will I be assessed?

A-Level students will be assessed by written exam.

What can I do next?

A Classics qualification is exceedingly well thought of and is recognised by all universities. Classics as a general AS and A-Level can lead to all kinds of possible careers including ancient and modern history, archaeology, law, the media, journalism, social work, teaching and many other professions.

Your Study Programme

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A-Level Study Programme

Our study programme is set to help our students get the most out of their time at Blackburn College Sixth Form Centre. Alongside an outstanding education, students will also receive:

  • an A-Level qualification
  • Employability skills
  • Enrichment activities
  • Performance and study skills

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The Sixth Form Centre

Offering our students an academic environment for studying, The Sixth Form Centre is an excellent location for those looking to excel in their A-Level studies. You have access to:

  • Large Lecture Theatre - built to enable students to get used to university-style learning
  • Common Rooms - a great place for students to enjoy downtime, catch up with friends or hold small revision sessions
  • Industry-standard laboratories - 4 professional laboratories set up for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our laboratories have helped microbiologists, doctors, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons get into their chosen careers
  • Starbucks - attached to the Sixth Form Centre is Courtyard Cafe, one of three Starbucks Cafes on campus that serve the famous coffee, and at 40% cheaper than the high street.

Sixth Form Guarantee

As a Sixth Form student at Blackburn College, you can expect:

  • Independent thinking - where your own experiences and observations mould your education
  • Enrichment activities - that enable you to receive a great education, as well as having fun whilst doing so
  • Support - a vast amount of support from all staff to ensure you get the results you deserve
  • A Learning Environment that is academic, friendly and safe.
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