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Course description

A Level Classical Civilisation offers students the opportunity to delve into the mythological world of Ancient Greece and Rome by exploring the culture, politics and dramatic arts that defined the era. This course develops a range of transferable skills that can be applied in many other areas, including History, Literature, Archaeology, Law and Geography.

Course content

Year 12:
Unit CC1: Archaeology: Mycenae and the Classical World Students will focus on how we can use archaeology to understand Classical Greece and its mythology by studying tombs, weapons and how people lived during this era.
Unit CC6: City Life in Roman Italy A study of the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia in their social, cultural, political and historical contexts.

Year 13:
Unit CC7: Roman Britain: life in the outpost of the Empire The study of the Roman presence in Britain through the use of art, archaeology and sources.
Unit CC9: Comic Drama in the Ancient World Students gain an insight into the fantasy, escapism and reality of the comic plays written in the Classical era, as well as the place of drama in Athenian and Roman society.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a grade B in at least one of the following subjects is required: GCSE Classical Civilisation, GCSE History or GCSE Geography.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

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