Classical Civilisation

For students who want to keep their options open, Classical Civilisation is the perfect subject.

With elements of Literature, History, Drama, Politics, Philosophy, Law and Sociology, you will gain a key understanding of the classical world and beyond.

There is a visit to Newcastle University for a series of lectures on various topics from their Classics department. Classical Civilisation offers all kinds of academic insights into the past. With strong elements of Literature and History, it is an ideal complement for students of these subjects. However, there are also elements of Philosophy, Politics, Law and even Art, making this a subject that can really enhance your understanding of many areas of interest.


Higher Education – Classics, History or Literature-related Degrees. Careers include: Archaeology, Journalism, working in the media, Historian and Teaching.

How to apply

Applying to study at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College couldn't be simpler, click the green button below to add up to 4 A Levels to your application to get started. If you'd prefer to speak to an advisor call our student hotline on 0191 229 5123.

Course detail

Start date: September 2019

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9 to 4 including grade 6 English Language / History

Study units

Unit 1: A literature study of Homer's 'The Odyssey'. Unit 2: The lives of women in Athens and Rome.

Your A Level studies consolidate your understanding of Epic through Virgil's 'Aeneid' as well as the role of myth and legend in the lives of ancient people through the reading of Greek tragedy.


Two written exams.