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Classical Civilisation AS and A Level at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Course description

Classical Civilisation is the study of aspects of the great civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome. When you study this subject you will begin to see just how the ancient world influenced our modern ideas about Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy, Art, Architecture, Theatre and Sport. 

We are keen to have students who have a genuine interest in the ancient world and enjoy researching, reading and writing about their interest. The subject is held in high regard as a traditional academic qualification in itself but in combination with other subjects will lead to a variety of Higher Education courses and career pathways.

Future opportunities

Classical Civilisation is held in high regard as an academic qualification in itself as well as in combination with other subjects leading to a variety of courses in Higher Education and on to career pathways including Law, Education, Medicine, Teaching, the Police and the Armed Forces.


Further information

The course is popular with many students because we organise plenty of trips! Recently we have visited Ribchester, Hadrian’s Wall, Wroxeter, Oxford, Cirencester, Chedworth Villa and the British Museum in London.

The now annual Easter trip to Naples and Rome is popular even amongst non-classicists!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Whitham Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016

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