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Classical Civilisation AS level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

Students who have enjoyed English Literature, Drama, Classical Civilisation, History, Ancient History, Greek or Latin at GCSE and would like to develop further their understanding of the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome.

You will use your understanding of history, drama, art and literature to deepen and broaden your understanding of the lives and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. You will explore sources such as classical literature, historical texts and archaeological remains to learn what this evidence tells us about the classical world. We will also analyse what the legacy of the classical world means for us today.

Course content


  1. The Life and Times of Cicero (50%)
  2. The Odyssey (50%)

Entry requirements

You are not required to have studied Classical Civilisation in advance, but if you studied it as a GCSE subject, you must have achieved Grade C or above.


Two written examinations each lasting 1.5 hours.

Future opportunities

Classical Civilisation is a broad based subject which is an excellent route into any Humanities or Language subjects. It can lead directly to degrees in Classics, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History, Latin, Ancient Greek, Archaeology and Anthropology or Classical Art and Architecture. It is also a well-respected course which universities will consider for entry to courses in History, Politics, Drama, English and Modern Languages and Literature.

Further information

You will need to purchase copies of the recommended translations of any classical texts to be studied, and some commentaries and textbooks.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year