Classical Civilisation

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  • GCSEs should include a Grade 4 in English and/or History
  • Minimum Average GCSE Score required for this course: 4
  • Classical Civilisation prides itself on offering many domestic trips and an annual trip abroad.

Course summary

The Classical Civilisation course is for anyone who is interested in finding out about the ancient world through its history, myths and stories. Much of our world is shaped by the ideas of the Greeks and Romans, and by doing this course you will find out about their influence in lots of areas of modern life.
The course consists of three elements, looking into the most fascinating elements of the ancient world:

  1. Literary Epic, looking at Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’
  2. History and Culture, the invention of the Barbarian through the Persian Wars
  3. Beliefs and Ideas, examining the Greek gods and how they were worshipped.

Exam Board: A Level Classical Civilisation – OCR


Megan Vernon

“I am hoping to study history at University after College; coming to Barton has really helped me make this decision. After I left Secondary School I had no idea what I wanted to do in the future, but there have been so many opportunities to find out more about universities and other future options.”

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