Classical Civilisation

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Cl
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Classical Civilisation A Level course gives students the opportunity to study a range of significant individuals, societies and events which will inspire and motivate them to engage further with the classical world. 


The course offers a range of options, and covers both the study of Roman and Greek societies. The A Level consists of:

• Unit 1: The World of the Hero explores both the Greek and Roman epic through the study of Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aenied. With their unique composition and exciting tales of Gods and heroes, these works of literature form an excellent grounding for exploration of the classical world.

• Unit 2: Culture and Arts: The Invention of Barbarian, involves the study of physical remains of the ancient world to explore how the Greeks saw themselves as distinct from their ‘barbarian’ neighbours. 

• Unit 3: Beliefs and Ideas: Greek Religion. In this unit students study classical thought, exploring the nature of the gods and their relationship with mortals alongside the role that religion played in the creation of local and Panhellenic identities.

Entry requirements

General entry minimum requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above.


To study Classical Civilisation students do not require any previous study of a classical subject or knowledge of Classical Greek or Latin language. However we ask for a minimum of a Grade 5 in History, Ancient History or English Language at GCSE. An APS of 4.75 or above.

Your next steps...

There are many university courses available to students who have studied History at A Level, such as Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History and Archaeology, which could lead to a range of career possibilities from Museum Curator to Law and Journalism.