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Classical Civilisation

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Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: OCR
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What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4 in GCSE English. No prior knowledge of Classics is necessary.

What will I study?

Classics is an exciting subject which explores the literature, history, archaeology and culture of Greece and Rome. We will study three absorbing modules which include epic tales of heroes, Greek tragedy and comedy plays and Greek gods, temples and religious ceremonies. Epic: Homer Odyssey and Virgil Aeneid Greek Theatre: Plays Oedipus the King, Bacchae, Frogs and learning about the Greek Theatre Greek Religion: Gods and heroes, Greek Medicine, Olympic games and Philosophy.


You will have the opportunity to study Latin and Greek languages as optional enhancement subjects in lunchtime classes. These languages are very useful for classicists and for those intending to pursue careers in medicine, science, modern languages and the legal profession, or for anyone looking for an academic challenge. We also offer a yearly practical archaeological workshop for classics students at Bradford University’s state of the art labs.

What next?

Studying Classical Civilisation allows you to access exciting university courses such as Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History which can often involve study abroad. Classics is well respected by universities and employers. Former students enjoy high ranking careers such as law, banking, teaching, museum curatorship and the media.

Did you know?

The first vending machine was invented in Ancient Greece.