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Classical Civilisation at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Course description

Students who take this course have an interest in Greek and Roman History and Society. We study the myths of the period, study the literature that the ancients wrote and look at the type of society that they lived in. Aspects of this course include the History of Greece in C5 B.C. and the History of Rome in C1 B.C. We briefly touch upon aspects of philosophy, ancient art, architecture and archaeology.

Students who study Classical Civilisation develop skills of reading, writing and historical analysis. Many students go on to study Classically based courses at university such as Ancient History , Classics (Latin and Greek) or Classical Civilisation but History, English, Theatre Studies , Social Sciences and Archaeology are also popular choices with ex-students. Many students take this course out of interest and discover that it sits alongside any A level course, especially those which develop reading, writing and discussion skills.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at C grade or above including English Language. No previous knowledge of Greek or Roman Civilisation is required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shrewsbury Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

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