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Course Overview

This subject provides an enthralling combination of literature and ancient history.

This fascinating subject involves following the adventures of the hero , Odysseus as he makes his perilous way home after the Trojan war encountering malevolent monsters and vengeful gods along the way.

We explore the reign of Rome’s first emperor , Augustus and the political spin he employed to ensure he remained in power after a turbulent period of civil war.

The second year involves the study of Virgil’s epic Aeneid which celebrates Rome through its mythical origins plus a unit on Greek religion.

Classical Civilisation

Find Your Feet

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your A Level Classical Civilisation Find Your Feet task here

Course Topics

  • Greek Religion
  • Homer’s Odyssey and Society
  • Virgil’s Aeneid
  • Imperial Image – Emperor Augustus

Course Features

Academically challenging but fun

Culturally enriching

Improves communication and literacy skills

Hones independent study skills and team work

Lots of opportunities for discussion and debate

Opportunities for excursions to sites and museums.


100% Exam

Awarding Body: OCR


2019 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

Classical Civilisation is highly valued by Universities as it is a challenging, academically rigorous subject and the subject also fosters skills which are valued by employers. Classicists can be found in a range of fields – not just teaching and museum/library work. Other areas include law, administration, the media, industry and politics.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

The academic rigour of the course calls for resilience and determination to succeed. The learning activities foster teamwork and hone debating skills and development of confidence. Independent learning tasks build up skills in organisation and meeting deadlines. The subject matter encourages a celebration of cultural diversity.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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