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Classical Civilisations A Levels at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

AS and A2 Classical Civilisation will appeal to candidates who are interested in the literature, culture, history, art, religion and mythology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Students who wish to take up this course need not have studied any Classical subject, such as Latin, Greek, or Classical Civilisation previously, but candidates should primarily enjoy reading, and should be able to analyse texts, sources and works of art and to write extended pieces about these using primary evidence.

Entry requirements

Grade B (or equivalent) in an essaybased GCSE such as English Language or Literature, History or RE.


The course is assessed by examinations in all elements.

Future opportunities

Advanced Level Classical Civilisation is desirable for a degree in Classics where the candidate has little or no knowledge of Latin or Greek, and is a great asset when applying to study for degrees in Art, Architecture, Drama, English, History, Music, Philosophy, Psychology and Law. Classics graduates move on to challenging and interesting careers in many fields, including law, MI6, archaeology, research and academia, teaching, acting and the foreign service.

Further information

Classical Civilisation is an excellent subject to complement English Literature, History, Philosophy and Ethics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Theatre Studies and Drama Politics as well as Latin and Classical Greek. It is often enjoyed by students of other humanities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years