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Classical Civilisation (Classics)

Students study the Classical World of Ancient Greece and Rome, a world of carnage and culture that helped shape modern Western civilisation. They enjoy epic and monumental works such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, (the oldest known examples of western literature) and discover the brutal struggles between the Greeks and the Persians through the writings of Herodotus, the 'Father of History'. The societies that shaped thousands of years of human history are laid bare, their inspiring acts and works dissected and discussed.

Modern culture and history both owe an incalculable debt to the masters of the classical world and this GCSE takes our young people back to where it all began, from the squabbling city states of Ancient Greece to the vast borders of the Roman Empire.

Combining the research and evaluative skills of history with the analysis and enjoyment of literature, GCSE Classical Civilisation is the perfect chance to learn about the most influential and incredible cultures in human history and what makes them so important thousands of years later.


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