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Classical Civilisation at Didcot Sixth Form College

Course description

AS Unit 1 Homer’s Odyssey and Society.

Unit 2 Greek Tragedy.

A2 Unit 3 Art & Architecture in the Greek World.

Unit 4 Comic Drama in the Ancient World.

AS - Unit 1 takes the form of a study of Homer’s epic tale ‘The Odyssey’, recounting Odysseus’ ten year journey home after the Trojan War.

Unit 2 concentrates upon the ancient playwrights ofAeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, both as works of literature and as social documents.

A2 - Unit 3 focuses on the appreciation of sculpture, vases, temple architecture and religion within the Greek world Unit 4 with a selection of the comic plays of Aristophanes, Menander and Plautus, giving a fascinating insight into the political, social and religious aspects of the times as reflected through humour.

Entry requirements

If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years