A Level Classical Civilisation

Course Code: Q100083

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Classical Civilisation

For those who are fascinated by the myths and legends of the past, would like to explore the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome and would like to learn more about the origins of our western civilisation.

Units include:

  • history, culture, religion and technology
  • studying primary classical sources (texts or physical evidence)
  • gaining an understanding of Greek and Roman societies and values.

This course deals with the period from the heroic Bronze Age of Homer’s Odyssey, an in-depth study of Greek Religion and the archaeology that supports our studies, through to the world of Virgil and Augustus, Rome’s first emperor. It will enable you to develop skills of logical and critical analysis, and fluency in written and spoken communication.

You will improve language and communication skills and gain an understanding of key historical and cultural events that have shaped our modern world and politics. There could be opportunities for study trips abroad to support your work, in previous years we have visited Greece and Rome. Students may also have the opportunity to visit the British Museum in London to view the classical civilisation exhibitions.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

You will take three exams, which you will sit at the end of your second year.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to study a range of degrees including history or classics at university. Some students pursue a career revolving around classics, with other career opportunities including teaching, museum curator or archivist. It is not vital, however, to be considering a career centred around classics to take this course.

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