Classical Civilisation

Classical Civilisation is like combined studies of the Ancient World, offering students a kaleidoscopic insight into early Western societies.  Whilst the first year focuses largely on literary studies, with analysis of Homer’s Odyssey and Greek Theatre, there are elements of philosophy, history and sociology woven through the course.  Students are also study visual materials, which will satisfy those interested in subjects such as archaeology and art history.

A second-year module the Politics of the Late Republic invites a more historical source-based reading of the past with an obvious element of political study.  Study of Virgil’s Aeneid expands on our understanding of Roman Politics and Ancient Epic.  Students will also learn a little of the Ancient Greek and Latin languages.  Classical Civilisation is well respected by universities, as it encourages students to take a flexible and multi-disciplinary approach to their education.

You will need 5 GCSEs graded 9 to 4 including grade 5 or higher in English Language or History.


Throughout the course, you will study the following units:


  • Homer’s Odyssey
  • Greek Theatre


  • Virgil’s Aeneid
  • Politics of the Late Republic (Rome)

You will be assessed via exams in AS and A Level


Paper 1 and 2 – 1hr 30


Paper 1 – 2hrs 20

Paper 2 and 3 – 1hr 45

Classical Civilisation is one of the most adaptable A Level choices and allows students to access a range of university courses and careers.

University courses include: Classical Civilisation, History, Archaeology, Politics, Psychology, Law, Social Anthropology.

Careers include: museum curation, research, teaching, PR and marketing, management consultancy and more


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