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AS/A2 Classical Civilisation at Durham High School For Girls

Course description

You will study the culture of Ancient Greece and Rome through history and literature (in translation). Homer, Virgil and Greek tragedy are studied, as well as the position of women in Athens and Rome.

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is necessary or assumed. However, a general interest in literature is desirable, as is a willingness to acquire background knowledge by wider reading.

Financial information

Please see our website for details of our fees.

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. Classical Civilisation can be followed as a degree course at university without any previous knowledge of Greek or Latin There is usually an opportunity within the structure of a Classical Civilisation degree for any student who has a particular interest to begin the study of one or both of these languages. Classical Civilisation can also form an element of combined arts courses and is a thriving subject with a large increase in numbers in recent years.

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

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