Classical Civilisation

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Classical Civilisation – OCR

Course Summary

A Level Classical Civilisation offers you an insight into the ancient world, through its history and myths.

After studying Classical Civilisation at Barton Peveril you will be able to assess the ancient world, looking at historical texts, cultures, and beliefs, and understand how it has shaped the way we live today.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English and/or History
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4



  • Literary Epic – Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid
  • History and Culture: The Invention of the Barbarian through the Persian Wars
  • Beliefs and Ideas: Greek Religion

Why choose this course?

  • Field trips
  • Visits from prestigious academics
  • Good foundation for university

Where might it lead?

The course has a strong focus on history and past ways of life, meaning many students go on to study and work in Ancient History, Archaeology, Classics, Literature, Philosophy, Art History, Politics, Anthropology and International Relations.


  • This course is 100% examination based.


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