Welcome to the CLASSICAL CIVILISATION Department
*To take Classical Civilisations as an option, students will need to be on target to achieve at least a Grade 6 in English Language and Literature.
What is Classical Civilisation GCSE?
Classical Civilisation is the study of Literature, Culture and the society of classical Greece and Rome. It is the study of political and social structures, art and visual culture, thought, religion and social life.
The aim is to understand the legacy of the classical world, whilst developing knowledge and skills in preparation for further educational opportunities.
Students will follow the OCR GCSE in Classical Civilisation specification. This is comprised of 2 units:
- Unit One - Thematic study - Myth and Religion (50%)
- Unit Two - Literature and Culture - Roman City Life (50%)
- The study will focus on Greek and Roman gods, the role of heroes within Literature, Religion, Myths, Death and the journey
to the Underworld.
- This is a 1 hour 30 minute exam and will encorporate the understanding of ancient texts and sources alongside
- The study will focus on aspects of Roman City Life including Housing, Family, Society and Leisure and Entertainment alongside
an in-depth study on the role of Roman City Life within Classical Literature.
- This is a 1 hour 30 minute exam and will encorporate the understanding of ancient texts and sources alongside knowledge.
What do I need to do to succeed?
- To acquire knowledge and understanding of the Classical World
- Gain a broad knowledge and understanding of a range of Literature and cultural materials from the classical world
- Use their knowledge and evaluative skills in order to gain insight into the classical world
- Demonstrate an informed response to materials studied, selecting a range of appropriate evidence to support an argument
- Develop awareness of how classical sources reflect issues relevant to the classical world such as belief and myths