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Course description

We are the only comprehensive school in Walsall to offer this subject, which is now largely the preserve of grammar schools and the fee-payign sector. It is in many ways like a mixture of History and English Literature, because it combines both historical and literary skills.

Classic Civilisation would fit well with various combinations such as: English, French, German, History, Religious Studies, Government and Politics, Psychology, Art & Design, Music, and Media Studies.

Course content

The AS course covers aspects of ancient Greek History and Literature, inclduing Homers famous stories about the Trojan War.

The A2 course covers more aspects of ancient Greek history and literature, including the Persian Wars and Alexander the Great.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in English Literature and, preferably, a B in History and/or Classical Civilisation.


Assessments at AS and A Level are by two examinations.

Future opportunities

Career Prospects: Students can enter a wide variety of careers, including law, journalism and the media in general; advertising, accountancy, business management, marketing, public relations, the armed forces and the police; the civil service, the dramatic arts and education at all levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ALDRIDGE SCHOOL - A SCIENCE COLLEGE directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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