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Classical Civilisation at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I study Classical Civilisation at Runshaw?


Our classroom experience gives the opportunity to become immersed in this fascinating period of history that has shaped the modern world. Lessons involve multi-media resources, artefacts and field visits.

The course is designed to give a balance of historical and cultural studies. There is also a balanced coverage of Ancient Greece and Rome.

In 2015 our students gained 58% A*-B and have progressed onto a wide variety of degree courses including Archaeology, Ancient History, English, History and Sociology.


What will I study?

The course will cover historical events and the culture of the Ancient World. You will develop an understanding, appreciation and knowledge of the Greeks and Romans through the buildings, art, poetry, plays and philosophy they have left us with.

Specifically, the course studies Greek architecture and sculpture, Roman emperors Tiberius and Claudius, and examines the Persian Wars.There is also a study, in some depth, of Homer’s Odyssey, an epic poem which tells the story of a hero’s journey back from the Trojan War.

Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.

For Classical Civilisation specifically, this should include a Grade 5 in English.


How is the course assessed?

100% written examination

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will the course prepare me for?

Students can progress onto a wide variety of degree courses including Archaeology, Ancient History, English, History and Sociology.

Career opportunities include jobs in specialist areas such as an archaeologist, museum curator or archivist, heritage industry, journalism, law, media and politics.

Further information

Which subjects complement this A-level?

• English
• Philosophy
• Government & Politics
• Drama
• Geography
• Art

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: 29 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LACCV

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