A Level Classical Civilisation
Six GCSEs 9-4, two from English, Maths OR Science
Two at least grade 6 (or B)
Specific requirements for Classical Civilisation:
A good grade in English (Language and Literature), a keen interest in reading and a desire to know more about the ancient world.
Is the study of literature and art of ancient Greece and Rome, including the epic poets Homer and Virgil, and the art and sculpture of ancient Greece. By reading Greek and Roman literature in translation and studying Greek art and sculpture, we also learn about Greek and Roman life including: society, politics, marriage, entertainment, archaeology, warfare, gender roles, mythology and relationships.
Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid. Literature in translation.
Greek art over 300 years. Greek Vases, free-standing sculpture and architectural sculpture.
Love and Relationships in Greece and Rome. This includes study of the ideas of Plato and Seneca as well as the poetry of Sappho and Ovid.
You don’t need to have studied Classical Civilisation or History at GCSE. A good GCSE in English Language and/or English literature will help you study this course.
This subject will support students interested in developing a career in the following: journalism, business, archaeology, law, architecture, teaching, international affairs, politics.
I really enjoyed the lessons and I hope people continue to choose Classical Civilisation because it ended up being my favourite subject.
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