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Classical Civilisation A Level at Burnley College

Course description

Classical Civilisation is a study of the great cultures of Ancient Rome and Greece. This course is ideal for those interested in studying the society and culture of civilisations which have deeply affected the development of the world we live in today.

Classics students will have the opportunity to take part in to a variety of trips, such as going to watch performances of the plays that students study and visits to see ancient world exhibitions in museums across the country.

Modules include Greek and Roman epic literature, Greek and Roman military history, Greek Tragedy, Greek architecture, and archaeology. In recent years, the modules have been largely literary based, as the team of experienced tutors have all specialised in this area. However, although Classics is primarily a text-based subject, students are regularly encouraged to utilise technology in the Active Learning Zone for research projects both inside and outside of class.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Future opportunities

Classical Civilisation is respected as a qualification in itself and is an ideal companion for all subjects, including the sciences, reflecting an enquiring mind and cultural sophistication. It can lead to a variety of university courses and career pathways including Law, Education, Medicine, Teaching, the Police and the Armed Forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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