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Classical Civilisation A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

Classical Civilisation is a course for people wanting to gain knowledge and understanding of the classical world through direct study of original sources.

Course content

The course covers key topics of Classical Civilisations including:

  • The study of ancient Rome
  • A critical study of the Second Punic War
  • The Life and Times of Cicero


Entry requirements

You will need five GCSE’s grade C or above including a grade C in English Language or Literature.


The course is based in the classroom using a range of teaching and learning strategies including whole class teaching, group work and working individually.

There are formal exams in May and June and you will also be assessed continuously throughout your course for each module you study at both AS and A2 level.


Future opportunities

Studying Classical Civilisations opens a route to further study at university as well as career options in teaching, journalism, archaeology and museums.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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