- Course Code: 7816
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
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.
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