This subject provides an enthralling combination of literature and ancient history.
This fascinating subject involves following the adventures of the hero , Odysseus as he makes his perilous way home after the Trojan war encountering malevolent monsters and vengeful gods along the way.
We explore the reign of Rome’s first emperor , Augustus and the political spin he employed to ensure he remained in power after a turbulent period of civil war.
The second year involves the study of Virgil’s epic Aeneid which celebrates Rome through its mythical origins plus a unit on Greek religion.
Homer’s Odyssey and Society
Imperial Image – Emperor Augustus
A GCSE grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in History (if taken).
You will be assessed by your teacher at regular intervals during the two years using a combination of homework assignments, short tests, and longer tests.
You will be formally assessed at the end of the second year with three papers.
A Level in Classical Civilisation
Classical Civilisation is highly valued by Universities as it is a challenging, academically rigorous subject and the subject also fosters skills which are valued by employers. Classicists can be found in a range of fields – not just teaching and museum/library work. Other areas include law, administration, the media, industry and politics.
You will need to buy a textbook.