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Classical Civilisation A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Learn to develop an independent, critical approach to literature, history and politics.

Why choose Classical Civilisation?

Classical Civilisation involves in-depth study of the classical Greek and Roman worlds which have strongly influenced western literature, theatre, art and philosophy. You will learn to develop an independent, critical approach to literature, history and politics and to form strong analytical skills. Many students find it a valuable support for other arts subjects, while for others it is a pleasing contrast to the sciences.

You will have the opportunity to go on trips, to plays, conferences, museums and, in some years, to visit classical sites abroad such as those in Rome, Sicily and Greece. There is also the opportunity to take part in a student-led Classics society which offers opportunities to hear outside speakers, presentations, debates, discussions and experience games on classical themes. Many students of Classical Civilisation go on to study classical subjects at university; others find that the analytical thinking and writing skills prove to be a great help in other higher education courses and in any career.

"I love that within lessons we have the freedom to learn and express ourselves in a creative manner, making lessons not only fascinating but also really fun!" Ilhaam Kahn Blunden


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Classical Civilisation: GCSE grade 6 or B in English Language or Literature.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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