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AS/A2 Greek at Durham High School For Girls

Course description

You will study the language of ancient Greece to enable you to read, in the original, prose and verse set texts and to set them in their historical, social and literary context.

Entry requirements

You can take AS/A2 as a natural progression from GCSE. You can also, with some extra help, begin an A Level course without any prior knowledge (provided that you are willing to go to a summer school for 4 or 5 days beforehand).

Financial information

Please see our website for fees information

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics, Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to classical civilisation by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or working as a History Teacher. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. The opportunity to study ancient Greek is, unfortunately, given to few people these days. To have achieved a qualification in it sets you apart and makes you all the more attractive to universities. For those already interested in Latin or Classical Civilisation, or indeed in any literary or historical subject, it would make a useful and enlightening addition. Now that sixth formers are able to choose a wider variety of A level subjects, there is more scope for adventure and ancient Greek is certainly an adventure.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year