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Classical Civilisation at The Grange School

Course description

This non-linguistic A/AS level involves the study of

the society and literature of ancient Greece and

Rome. The main political, religious and social issues

are studied by close reference to selected authors

and their contemporary period of history.

Although specific topics may vary, the main

themes of study for the Greek section revolve

around Athenian society, the Homeric epics, Greek

Tragedy and History. The Roman section covers the

Augustan age, Roman epic and Roman society.

In order to study this subject, students should have a genuine interest in

history and literature. They should have a social awareness as is cultivated by

the study of Religious Studies and English Literature in particular. The concept

and use of source material as promoted in History is also a valuable addition to

a student of Classics.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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