A Level Classical Studies involves the study of the civilisations of Greece and Rome in the Classical period. Its multi-disciplinary approach combines elements of history, literature and history of art. The world of the Greeks and Romans has had an astonishing influence on the western world. The evidence is all around Europe in the language, buildings and politics.
The A Level in Classical Studies will hone your analytical and evaluative skills and teach you to develop and support independent arguments in your essays. It complements A Levels in English Literature, History, Philosophy and Politics and the skills you will acquire provide a solid foundation for the study of Classics, Archaeology, English, History, History of Art, Politics, Philosophy or Drama at university.
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The course prepares you for the Cambridge (CIE) Syllabus 9274. Please note that exams only take place in November.
For the AS in Classical Studies, you will sit the following 2 papers:
Paper 1: Greek Civilisation – 50% of the AS grade and 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes) Paper 2: Roman Civilisation – 50% of the AS grade and 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes).
To complete the full A Level, in addition to the AS papers above, students will take the following 2 papers:
Paper 3: Classical History: Sources and Evidence – 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes) Paper 4: Classical Literature: Sources and Evidence – 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes).
Students studying with us will study the following options for A Level Papers 3 and 4:
Paper 3: The Changing World of Athens – Its Friends and Enemies Paper 4: Gods and Heroes – The Importance of the Epic.
For the set texts we cover for the above papers, ask to see our booklist which we will be pleased to send if you have not received it.
There are Cambridge exam centres in the UK and in over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.
I enjoy the variety of Latin and Greek literature and cultural topics, as well as the chance to introduce them to my students. Latin, as you will see, is not just a language, it’s a way of life!MA, PGCE Subject: Latin & Classical Studies View Profile