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Classical Civilisation at Beechwood Sacred Heart School

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What kind of student would enjoy this course?

This A-Level course will appeal to a variety of students. A study of Classical Civilization complements many other popular A-Levels including Art, Theatre Studies, History and English Language. Classics is taught using entirely English primary sources and texts. Previous study of GCSE Classics is not essential to study this at A-Level. Obtaining a grade A or B in GCSE History, English or Drama would be an indication that this subject is suitable for A-Level study.

What will I study?

We will be following the AQA syllabus. There are four units of study, two to be studied in Year 12, two in Year 13. Each unit is examined via a one and a half hour written examination. There is no coursework.

Unit One: Either Athenian democracy OR Aristophanes and Athens

Unit Two: Homer’s Iliad Unit Three: Greek tragedy Unit Four: Tiberius and Claudius

What skills will I learn?

Through the study of Classical Civilization you will improve on your written and spoken skills of analysis. Additionally, your essay writing skills will become further developed.

What could I do at the end of my course?

This discipline will enable you to study the subject at degree level. It would also help with applications for many other subjects and professions such as History, Drama, Art and Journalism.

Further information

**Please DO NOT try to apply via UCAS Progress as your application may not be received**

To apply to Beechwood Sacred Heart School, please contact the registrar.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beechwood Sacred Heart School directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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    • Founded in 1915, it is situated on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells in 23 acres of beautiful grounds. Handsome buildings and very good modern facilities. A friendly, family school which has all the advantages of being small. Beechwood is a co-educational day and boarding school with an equal balnace of boys and girls. It is a Roman Catholic foundation which welcomes all denominations. An excellent, broad general curriculum is provided and examination results and value added measures are strong given the non-selective intake of the school. A good range of sport, games, societies and clubs. Strong commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Full use is made of the cultural amenities of the town and of London.