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A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. This is very varied course, studying myths, literature, history, politics, art and architecture, philosophy and the way people lived in Greece and Rome. You should have an interest in Greek and Roman History and Society. It is unlikely that you will have studied any aspect of the Ancient World before so you do not need any specific GCSEs to study this course. If you have an interest in different cultures, history, literature, art or philosophy then this is a great course to choose because it has aspects of many different subject areas. If you enjoy reading and essay writing, discussion and analysis then this is a course that you would enjoy.
The core themes that run through this subject are:
Many of our students take this course out of interest and discover that it sits alongside any A Level course, especially those which develop reading, writing and discussion skills.
Three written exams:
Students go on to study courses at university such as Ancient History, Classics (Latin and Greek) or Classical Civilisation or History, English, Law, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences and Archaeology. Careers can include Legal and Public Services, Teaching, Travel and Tourism, Civil Service, Journalism, Politics, Museum and Historical archives.
Previous students have entered national competitions including Ancient World / Classic Essay at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Classical Civilisation has benefitted from guest speakers from top universities including Oxford/Cambridge and Prof. Edith Hall in March 2018.
A Level Classical Civilisation (English Combined and Health & Social Care BTEC)
Previous School: Meole Brace School
I have always enjoyed Classics and the Greek gods – Percy Jackson is my favourite book series. Classical Civilisation is a bit different from other A Levels and I love studying the heroes and myths. It also looks at an element of History and is overall a really interesting subject. I am going to continue Classics at University of Winchester, then I hope to become a Tour Guide in Greece and Italy – telling all my customers the interesting things about gods and mythology.
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