Classic Civilisation

Classics is an interdisciplinary subject devoted to the study of the literature, history, philosophy, languages and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

As a Classics student, you will study three units: The World of the Hero, Greek Theatre and Love and Relationships. The World of the Hero focuses on the story of Odysseus, one of courage, duty love and the tragedy of war. Greek Theatre explores the conventions of religion, politics, values, relationships and culture in ancient plays and Love and Relationships offers an understanding of the contemporary thinking about the roles of men, women, marriage and sexuality.

As an A-Level, Classics is particularly useful for students hoping to study Literature, History or Philosophy but is also valuable in acquiring transferable skills such as source analysis and critical evaluation.