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Classical Civilization A Level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Course description

We cover a wide range of themes from this period, including philosophy, religion, comedy, and tragedy. The course intends to expand students' knowledge of the ancient world in order to gain a better understanding of the modern.
If you are looking to combine an interest in History and English Literature, this could be the subject for you. 

Course content

The Lower Sixth course involves the study of Greek Tragedy and Greek Historians. The module of Tragedy looks at the beginnings of Greek theatre from the representation of everyday life to tales of heroes and mythology. The study of Greek Historians looks at the work of three prominent Historians, through the Persian Wars to the struggle for supremacy between Athens and Sparta.
The A2 course looks more specifically at Roman History through the study of original sources. Themes studied include the nature of governance in the Roman Empire and life in Roman Britain. 

Entry requirements

The study of Latin and Ancient Greek is all completed in English translation so no prior knowledge is required. However, a grade B in English Literature and/or History is desirable


AS -

Unit 1 - Greek Historians (Examination 50%)
Unit 2 - Greek Tragedy and its context (Examination 50%)
A2 -
Unit 3 - Roman Britain: life in the outpost of the Empire (Examination 50%)
Unit 4 - Roman History: the use and abuse of power
(Examination 50%)

Future opportunities

  • An increasingly popular and highly regarded A-Level which combines academic rigour with fascinating subject content, including insights into a different world of gods, heroes, empires and government.
  • Supported by trips to museums, universities and theatres.
  • Optional place on the departments' trip to Rome to view the remains of the ancient civilisation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016
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