Wilson's School

Classical Civilisation

Classical Civilisation is available as an A-level to all boys since knowledge of Greek and Latin is not required. The subject is unique in that it offers a holistic approach to a culture without the need of studying its language. It should appeal to the curious and serves to develop the mind.

The examination board used is OCR.

Year 12
2018 AS examination
 
Module 1: The world of the hero
Module 2: Greek Theatre

Students are expected to show their knowledge of the area of the Classical world studied within the module and be able to offer an informed opinion on the topic.

Year 13
2019 A2 examination
 
Module 1: Virgil and the world of the hero
Module 2: Greek Theatre

Students are expected to show their knowledge of the area of the Classical world studied within the module and be able to offer an informed opinion on the topic.

Beyond A-level
Many students of Classics and Latin go on to apply for courses within the subject (e.g. Ancient History, Classics, Classical Civilisation, Latin and MFL) at major university and are normally successful. Latin is also beneficial for students of languages and humanities in that it trains students to think, analyse and consider texts. The study of the language is also beneficial in understanding the terminology of law and medicine, among other subjects.

Students should also explore other ways of broadening their classical horizon, such as the Wells Latin Summer School, Bryanston Greek Summer School and Repton Classical Civilisation Summer School: all schools run by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers Summer Schools Trust.