Classical Civilisation A Level at St Laurence School
During the course you will:
develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the classical world;
acquire, through studying a range of appropriate sources, knowledge and understanding of
selected aspects of classical civilisation;
develop awareness of the continuing influence of the classical world on later times and of
the similarities and differences between the classical world and later times;
develop and apply analytical and evaluative skills at an appropriate level;
make an informed, personal response to the material studied.
It is not a requirement that you have studied any Classical history or literature at GCSE in order to
take an AS course in the subject. The topics covered will all use the skills developed in History and
English lessons and will offer an entirely new viewpoint on the study of Western Civilisation as we
know it. The course is therefore especially relevant for those students who are interested in History
and Literature and will offer a valuable extension to your main studies; your workload will not be
vastly affected as it is 100% examination based.
Those students who have studied History and English Literature GCSE will find that the skills they
have learned and the knowledge they have acquired will form a solid foundation for studying
Classical Civilisation. A good standard of English is necessary, along with a genuine interest in the
Please note that the course will run as an extra AS qualification over 2 years. The lessons will take
place after school during a 3-2-5 slot with 1 lesson per week. This will enable you to complete 1
exam at the end of Year 12 and the other at the end of Year 13.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.