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A Level

Classical Civilisation involves the study of the literature, material culture, thought, ideas and history of the Greek and Roman worlds.

You do not need to know any languages, as all the texts are studied in translation, and no prior knowledge of the classical world is presumed. All you need is an interest in the ancient world, an enjoyment of classical mythology, and a willingness to read and discuss literature.

An A Level in Classical Civilisation will help you acquire important transferable skills, such as analysing sources, developing independent, critical and evaluative approaches. You will also improve your ability to formulate an effective line of argument and develop a valuable understanding of cultures very different from your own.


The A Level comprises three components:

  1. The World of the Hero
  2. Greek Theatre
  3. Greek Religion

This subject is taught at Loughborough High School.