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Classical Civilisation at Taverham High School

Course description

Introduction and Structure:

The study of ancient civilisations is most likely to appeal to those who have an interest in history, philosophy, literature and art and it is not necessary to have any prior knowledge of the classical world. Our aim is to discover what it was like in the times of the great philosophers, writers, sculptors, artists and historians. We uncover the past through source material such as plays, artefacts and epic poetry. The AS course focuses on the origins of western drama and literature by studying the plays of the great playwrights and the epic poet, Homer. The A2 course focuses on Greek art and architecture and its influence on western art and design as well as the society, culture and values of the Romans through the writings of Virgil

Entry requirements

The specifications build on the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE Classics, however, prior attainment of a GCSE qualification in a classical subject is not required. In addition, it is recommended that candidates have attained communication and literacy skills at a level equivalent to GCSE Grade C in English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Taverham High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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