Classical Civilisation A Level

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.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 03160y1 09/09/24 26/06/26

What will I study?

Greek Religion Homer’s Odyssey and Society Virgil’s Aeneid Imperial Image – Emperor Augustus

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in History (if taken).

How will I be assessed?

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.

What qualification will I achieve?

A Level in Classical Civilisation

What can I do after completing this course?

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.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to buy a textbook.