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Classical Civilisation A level at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

We are all familiar with Greek and Roman myths and legends – Hollywood loves stories like the fall of Troy – but the influence of these two cultures on our everyday lives is wider than that. For example, the Greeks gave us democracy and theatre; the Romans brought us roads and baths. Studying Classical Civilisation gives you the chance to investigate issues such as what women’s lives were really like in the ancient world and what contemporary writers honestly thought about the first Roman emperors. Through epic sagas, tragedies, theatrical plays, legal documents and ancient artefacts you will investigate and discover the culture and values of ancient societies and how much they have contributed to our own.

A study of Classical Civilisation complements many other popular A levels, including Art, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Literature, Government & Politics, History, and Religion & Philosophy.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade B in English Language
Students with a Grade C in English Language and a B in other humanities subjects will be considered subject to availability.


Assessment is 100% examination based.

Future opportunities

Careers which involve research, analysing information, textual analysis and developing arguments. Students with Classical Civilisation A level often progress to careers in law, politics, the Civil Service, teaching and Public Relations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.