Classical Civilisation

Please note: this course will be studied at Prior Park College.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)
Course Code: A Level Classical Civilisation OCR H408
Exam Board Specification: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/classical-civilisation-h008-h408-from-2017/

Recommended Entry Requirements
Grade 5 GCSE History or English Literature
Grade 5 GCSE in Classical Civilisation is helpful but not compulsory.

Why Classical Civilisation?

Please note: this course will be studied at Prior Park College.

The Classics involve the oldest subjects and is unique in the spectrum of experience which they cover. Their components are linguistic, literary, historical, aesthetic and philosophical. The chief skills that the study of Classics offers are those of thought and communication.

Through the course you will study either Homer’s Odyssey or lliad: the earliest European
literature and the society that produced it, and Virgil’s Aeneid, Rome’s great epic. You will also study Greek Theatre, the first and definitive drama of Europe, and the beliefs, fears and assumptions of Athenian society. Finally you will examine Beliefs and Ideas about politics and correct governance, to what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ when it comes to love and desire, to the nature of gods and their relationship with mankind.

The Classical subjects are recognised by the academic, professional and business worlds as holding the mark of distinction, and people with its training have proved their ability to solve problems, think precisely and communicate clearly.

For more information on this A Level course, click here

Recommended Reading:
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
Virgil’s Aeneid