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Classical Civilisation (CLAS-A)
2017 - New A level
Examining board - OCR
Additional course entry requirements:
Grade 6 in GCSE English literature
Why classical civilisation?
Studying A level classical civilisation at Woodhouse will provide you with an opportunity to learn about ancient history and literature from both Greece and Rome, and their surrounding worlds. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on responding critically to and engaging with a wealth of sources and ideas, developing analytical skills readily transferable to other subjects, and further study of the classical world. During the course you’ll benefit from study days, with the opportunity to attend lectures given by renowned classicists as well as hear talks by former students and take trips to museums and galleries.
In recent years, many Woodhouse students have gone on to study classical civilisation or a closely related degree course at Russell Group universities and Oxbridge. A good degree in this subject will open doors and allow you to pursue a career in a variety of fields such as law, the media, the civil service and business.
You will have the opportunity to study both Greece and Rome and their surrounding worlds through topics such as heroism, epic literature, the invention of the barbarian, politics and religion, and love and beliefs. You will study material from both Greece and Rome drawn from diverse time periods ranging from Archaic Greece to Imperial Rome. This material will encompass aspects of literature, visual/material culture and classical thought in their respective social, historical and cultural contexts. You will study a range of evidence, and use this to form substantiated judgments and responses.
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