Accessibility links

Classical Civilisation A level at Burntwood School

Course description

Classical Civilisation at A-level offers you the opportunity to study the influential and intriguing cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. The course covers a wide range of disciplines including literature, history, archaeology, art, architecture, politics and philosophy. In Year 12 you will study Homer’s Odyssey following the Greek hero Odysseus. You will also find out about the ways the first Roman emperor, Augustus, conveyed his personal brand to all social classes of Rome, using art, architecture and literature in a very successful propaganda campaign. In Year 13 you will explore one of Rome’s foundation myths in the Roman epic, the Aeneid. You will also study how the Ancient Greeks worshipped their gods and how religion was an essential part of their daily lives. The course includes the art and archaeology of the Acropolis, Olympia and Delphi and examines how religion enabled the creation of local and Panhellenic identities as well as rivalries between the Greek city-states. As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in trips to museums and significant archaeological sites both at home and abroad.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grade passes at GCSE including English.


Future opportunities

Classical Civilisation combines well with both Arts and Science subjects.It is also valued by universities as it provides you with the critical and evaluative skills required at degree level and students go on to study a variety of subjects although many choose Classics, Ancient History or History. Classics graduates are highly regarded by employers and Classicists pursue careers in many fields including Law, Business, Politics, Teaching, Journalism and Public Relations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
Provider logo

Key information