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Classical Civilisation A Level at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Course description

The Classical Civilisation A-level offers students an opportunity to engage with the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans without any previous knowledge of their world or of Latin or Classical Greek. It also allows those who have the firm foundation of GCSE Classical Civilisation the opportunity to build upon the skills and knowledge that they have acquired, but this is not a requirement to take up the course at A Level.

This course encourages candidates to develop the critical and evaluative skills which will enable them to go on to higher education to study a wide range of courses. The knowledge gained in following the course will, of course, enable candidates to go on to higher education to study Classical Civilisation to degree level.

As well as being superb preparation for further study in the Classics (including Ancient History and the Classical languages), a study of Classical Civilisation complements many other popular A-levels, including: Art, Drama, English Literature, Government and Politics, History, History of Art and Philosophy.

Course content

The topics cover aspects of Classical Civilization which have been significant in the development of the modern world.

All include a study of primary classical sources, whether texts in translation (e.g. Homer’s “Odyssey”) or physical evidence (e.g. Greek statuary), and all encourage candidates to gain an understanding of Greek and/or Roman society and its values.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE’s Grade C or higher, one of which must be Grade B or higher in GCSE English Literature.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2016
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