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Classical Civilisation at Spalding High School

Course description

INTRODUCTION

The classical civilisation course will appeal to those who wish to know more about the cultural and social background of the classical world and its influences on life today. This subject requires no prior knowledge of a ‘classical language’. You will need a range of skills including those of communication, investigation and research, collection and analysis of evidence.

NO KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN OR GREEK LANGUAGE IS REQUIRED, ONLY AN INTEREST IN/AND ENTHUSIASM FOR THE CLASSICAL WORLD.

Course content

SUBJECT CONTENT OF AS

The aim of the classical civilisation course is to study aspects of Greek and Roman Society as presented by historical and literary sources, involving approaches from a number of subject disciplines; AS and A2 courses will cover literature, social studies and history and culture of the Greek and Roman world. The topics studied at AS will be Homer’s Odyssey and women in Greek and Roman society.

Topics studied at A2 will be Greek tragedy and the Roman Emperors Tiberius and Claudius

Entry requirements

To achieve at least 6 grades, A* to C, at GCSE, including English language and mathematics.

Students are required to have a reference/report which clearly shows that they are suitable to undertake academic studies at A Level standard.

Assessment

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Modular examinations will be taken at the end of the AS course.

Future opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Classical civilisation can be combined with a variety of subjects at degree level. The study of classical civilisation allows for a wide choice of careers in such areas as information technology, teaching administration, the legal profession, accountancy, media, archaeology, museum work, politics and many other types of employment; it gives a prospective employer proof of an applicant’s wide ability.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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