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Classical Civilisation at Dereham Sixth Form College

Course description

Classical Civilisation is all about studying the ancient Greeks and Romans. In Classics you will study Greek and Roman literature and in the second year of the course you will look at what historical and archaeological evidence can tell us
about the Romans. Classical Civilisation is really a mixture of literature and history.
Classics can be studied successfully in combination with a wide range of subjects, but it does go very well with English, History or Philosophy. It will, however, complement all humanities subjects and can be a great contrast to take with the sciences. Completing an A-level in Classics can create many opportunities. Universities welcome the subject as it is multi-disciplined
d and indicates a high level of commitment and the ability to assimilate and use a wide variety of information. Many employment routes are open to students; including teaching, business, museum services and insurance. Classics has been studied in the college for many years and has always been popular; students become part of a very select and enthusiastic group. The Classics department is well resources and results are always very good. The OCR Classical Civilisation course is followed and provides an excellent introduction to the subject. 


In the first year you will study key pieces of Greek literature and drama.

  • Unit 1: Homer’s Odyssey and Society
  • Unit 2: Greek Tragedy in its Context


In the second year of the course you will continue to study Greek and Roman literature, but you will also examine the history and archaeology of Roman Britain.

  • Unit 3: Roman Britain, life in the outpost of the Empire 
  • Unit 4: Virgil and the world of the hero

Entry requirements

A*-B in English Language or History GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years