Classical Civilisation
Faculty of English, Languages and IB
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
English, Languages and IB Level 3 - AS/A Level Hele Road 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This wide ranging course is for you if you are interested in the culture and society of Graeco-Roman antiquity and its impact upon the modern world.

You will be examined by written examination through essays and analysis of texts and images of material culture.

What topics will I study?

• Cover Greek and Roman philosophy, religion, politics, historical context, culture and society from the Bronze Age to late antiquity

• Learn about the founding of modern civilisation through studying the literature, culture and thought of the Graeco-Roman world

• Be taught by research active specialists with links to the University of Exeter and to the wider academic community

• Have the opportunity to visit the theatre to see performances relevant to your course. There may also be opportunities for trips abroad to classical sites.

What experiences will I get?

We offer you opportunities outside the classroom such as a trip to Sicily, a trip to Bath to explore the museum and Roman Baths and theatre trips where available.

What are the entry requirements?

Standard entry requirements: Grade 6 in English and 4 in maths. Plus, six GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: Alternatively, a 6 in GCSE history where a 6 in English GCSE is not held. You do not need knowledge of either Greek or Latin, although there will be an opportunity to learn some of the basics of these languages.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course can be combined with A Levels or BTEC Certificates to make up a full time programme of study, it goes well with A Levels in English Literature, History and Philosophy.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre. There is a refectory in the Hele Building.

What can the course lead on to?

This course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the classics and enable you to gain points for entry into university level education. This subject is highly regarded by both universities and employers.Most employers and university admissions tutors value applicants with a (slightly) unusual A Level which provides evidence of critical thinking skills, logical and well-structured written argument and a broad background knowledge of the foundation of western civilisations. Many UK universities run courses in Classics and related subjects. It is also often run in conjunction with a variety of related subjects as part of a modular degree. 

Are there any additional costs?

There are some costs of materials and resources, for an indication of what these might be please click to view the fees for September 2018.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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