AS/A Level Classical Civilisation

A Level

In Worcester

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Description

  • Type

    A Level

  • Location

    Worcester

  • Duration

    2 Years

Why choose Classical Civilisation? Students enjoy the variety of topics covered and the way in which Classical Civilisation explores the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans through their achievements in art and literature. From ancient times right through to the present day artists, poets and dramatists have derived inspiration from the mythology and literature of Greece and Rome. Our finest.

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Government funding available

Facilities

Location

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Worcester (Worcestershire)
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Spetchley Road, WR5 2LU

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Course programme

A Level Classical Civilisation

Why choose Classical Civilisation?
Students enjoy the variety of topics covered and the way in which Classical Civilisation explores the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans through their achievements in art and literature.
From ancient times right through to the present day artists, poets and dramatists have derived inspiration from the mythology and literature of Greece and Rome. Our finest architectural styles are derived from Greek temples, such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens. Western Theatre was born in Athens in the 5th Century BC. These are just a few of the ways in which Ancient Greece and Rome have shaped our present culture.


Resources and Facilities
An attractive selection of books in the department and in the Learning Resources Centre
A large collection of images for the study of Art
DVDs of mythology, plays and archaeological sites


Teaching and Learning Styles
Variety is found in three quite different areas of study:
Greek Art and Architecture
Tragedy in the Theatre
Epic Poetry (Greek Epic in the AS year and Roman Epic in the A2)

Mythology is an important component in all areas.
All literature is studied in English translation.
This course is taught through discussion, group work, individual research, presentations, skills sessions, lectures, reading and role-play.

Extra-Curricular Activities

There are visits to the British Museum in London and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, as well as to performances of Greek plays in translation.


Assessment
Four modules to be taken, two at AS level and two at A2.


Progression Opportunities
Each year many of our students go on to study Classical Civilisation or related subjects such as Ancient History or Archaeology at university and some combine Classical Civilisation with English or Theatre Studies. Other students have found that the literature elements of the subject are an excellent foundation for a degree in English Literature and the study of Greek Art adds an extra dimension for Art students.

AS/A Level Classical Civilisation

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