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Classical Civilisation A-Level at Reading School

Course description

The study of Classical Civilisation equally allows students to explore a new subject area or to extend their interest within this field. It is a very accessible course, as students explore the history and cultures of the Romans and Greeks, using English translations of the original source material. Students have succeeded in this subject regardless of previous experience and a good proportion continue with the subject beyond A-level.

Course content

The course usually provides the opportunity to study both Ancient History (the Age of Augustus) and Classical Literature (including Virgil’s Aeneid and Homer’s Odyssey, both epic tales of love, battles and blood, as well as the highly acclaimed Roman Comedies). Therefore it complements the arts subjects, particularly History and English Literature; whilst providing excellent breadth as a subject in its own right.

Entry requirements

Classical Civilsation - All prospective students should obtain at least a grade B at GCSE in one or more of the following: Classical Civilisation, English and History.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years