A level Classical Civilisation

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: AQA



We are all familiar with Greek and Roman myths and legends – Hollywood loves stories like the fall of Troy – but the influence of these two cultures on our everyday lives is wider than that. For example, the Greeks gave us democracy and theatre; the Romans brought us roads and baths. Studying Classical Civilisation gives you the chance to investigate issues such as what women’s lives were really like in the ancient world and what contemporary writers honestly thought about the first Roman emperors. Through epic sagas, tragedies, theatrical plays, legal documents and ancient artefacts you will investigate and discover the culture and values of ancient societies and how much they have contributed to our own.

A study of Classical Civilisation complements many other popular A levels, including Art, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Literature, Government & Politics, History, and Religion & Philosophy

  • Course units...

    The Classical Civilisation A level consists of:

    Unit 1 Women in Athens and Rome
    Unit 2 Homer’s Odyssey
    Unit 3 Greek Tragedy
    Unit 4 Tiberius and Claudius

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment is 100% examination based.

  • This course can lead to...

    Careers which involve research, analysing information, textual analysis and developing arguments. Students with Classical Civilisation A level often progress to careers in law, politics, the Civil Service, teaching and Public Relations.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade B in English Language
    Students with a Grade C in English Language and a B in other humanities subjects will be considered subject to availability.

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