Classical Civilisation

What does the course involve? 

How will you learn?
Through lectures, your own research and note-taking, audio-visual presentations, through classical literature. There are visits to classical sites in Greece and the British Museum; you will actively participate in lessons through discussion, role play and presentations. There are essays and structured questions but you will receive feedback and guidance on their production.

What exams and coursework are involved?
There is no coursework in either year of study.
There will be three exams in total, one on Vigil and the world of the hero, Imperial Image and finally Greek religion.
You will be examined at the end of the two year course but with mocks being sat at the end of year 12.

What are the entry requirements?
You do not need to have studied Classics, Latin, Greek or History at GCSE. Grade 6 in English Language would be an advantage. An enthusiasm for the ancient past; its peoples, places and stories is essential as well as the keen desire to read widely in both in class and outside of it.

What could you do after completing the course?
Classical Studies, Ancient History, Archaeology, Classics, Law, Anthropology, Philosophy, even Medicine. There are many classical scholars in the Civil Service, Banking, Accountancy, and Computer Programming; Teaching, Management, the Army. Student destinations are available within the department. The breadth of knowledge acquired and skills of forensic analysis will stand you in good stead for almost anything.



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