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Classical Civilisation AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at Cheltenham College

Course description

Classics opens the door to the ancient world, from the time of Homer’s epics to the might of the Roman Empire. Using written texts and archaeological sources, we examine the ways in which these civilisations have shaped our modern way of life, as well as noting the striking differences between our world and the societies of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. We also relish the challenge of learning and applying the Latin and Classical Greek languages. 


Course content

The Classical Civilisation course provides a way to study the ancient world for those who do not necessarily have Latin or Greek.  Our four modules explore topics as diverse as Roman Society, Greek Tragedy, Classical Art & Architecture and Epic. Students explore the culture, literature and history of the ancient world, learning to analyse sources in their cultural context. They are required to write responses ranging from a few hundred words to three sides or more of analysis.  As ever, our exam board is OCR.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement that Classical Civilisation has been studied before in order to take Classical Civilisation as an AS option.  The course is stand-alone and entirely in English.

Financial information


Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

A normal year sees 5-10 students for Classical Civilisation A Level.  Since 2010, seven students have gone on to read Classics at universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Bristol, Edinburgh and Durham. 

Further information

Outside the classroom, the Classics Society, where pupils of all ages are given the opportunity to present their research and ideas, meets twice each term.

 In addition to the Department's own lectures and theatre trips and visits to Bath, we enjoy the programme of events offered by the Gloucestershire Classical Association and the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

 Alongside biennial tours of Greece and Rome, there is an annual Third form residential trip to Provence in the Summer term.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheltenham College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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