Classical Civilisation (A Level)

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.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Greek Religion
  • Homer’s Odyssey and Society
  • Imperial Image – Emperor Augustus
  • Virgil’s Aeneid
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

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.

Assessment:                        Awarding Body:

Exams – 100%                                        OCR

Results 2018: 100%
Key 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.
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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.

What our students say…

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