Classical Civilisation involves the study in depth of the classical Greek and Roman worlds which have strongly influenced Western literature, theatre, art and philosophy. Many students find it a valuable support for other arts subjects, while for others it is a pleasing contrast to sciences. You will learn to develop an independent, critical approach to literature, history and art and to form strong analytical skills. IT is regularly used for research and presentations.
GCSE grade B in a subject requiring good writing skills e.g. English or humanities
• No need to have studied a classical subject before • Cross-curricular, linking with many other subjects • Many comparisons with the modern world • Trips to plays, conferences, museums and in some years, to Greece or Rome. • Assessed by a mixture of essays and context questions. • The opportunity to take an informal Greek class at lunchtime.
Unit 1: Life and times of Cicero. 50%Unit 2: Iliad. 50%
Advanced (A2) Level Units
Unit 3: Greek Tragedy. 50%Unit 4: Tiberius and Claudius. 50%
“Thanks for the great course! I took a gamble on Classics and now I want to do it at university so you must be doing something right!”Phil Powell“I found group discussion particularly useful as it allowed me to share my ideas within a smaller group and also use other people’s ideas as alternative interpretations which was useful in essays.”Sarah Norman