Classical Civilisation at St Birinus School
- Unit 1 takes the form of a study of Homer’s epic tale ‘The Odyssey’, recounting Odysseus’ ten year journey home after the Trojan War. Unit 2 concentrates upon the ancient playwrights ofAeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, both as works of literature and as social documents.
A2 - Unit 3 focuses on the appreciation of sculpture, vases, temple architecture and religion within the Greek world Unit 4 with a selection of the comic plays of Aristophanes, Menander and Plautus, giving a fascinating insight into the political, social and religious aspects of the times as reflected through humour.
If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.
However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Birinus School directly.