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Classical Civilisation A level at Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School

Course description

Classical Civilisation complements many other popular A Levels including English Literature, History and RE. It is a recognised academic subject with degree options in its own right at all leading universities. It provides an opportunity to study two ancient civilisations. It encourages pupils to develop the critical and evaluative skills which will enable them to go on to Higher Education to study a wide range of courses.

Course content

First Year
This course will give students the opportunity to study the exciting world of ancient Greece and Rome. They will study a variety of sources, dating from the 8th century BC to 1st century AD. One text will be Homer’s Odyssey, which covers the travels of the hero Odysseus after leaving Troy, including his adventures with the Cyclops and the Lotus-Eaters. Students will also be able to explore the role of women in both the Greek and Roman times through a range of primary sources.
Second Year
For A2, students will go on to read Virgil’s Aeneid. They will examine the impact that Augustus, a truly dynamic man, had on Rome. Students will study the period from the time of Julius Caesar’s assassination to the end of Augustus’ reign as the first Roman emperor.

Entry requirements

Applicants to the Sixth Form need to have achieved a minimum of five full GCSEs at grade C or above as well as the entry requirements for the individual course:

No prior knowledge is required for this course but pupils should have an enquiring mind and enjoy reading literature.
GCSE Grade C in English/English Literature or other Humanities subject such as history. 
You do not need to have studied Classical Civilisation at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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