All students will study material from both Greece and Rome and their surrounding worlds, drawn from diverse time periods ranging from Archaic Greece to Imperial Rome. This material will encompass aspects of literature, visual/material culture and classical thought in their respective social, historical and cultural contexts. Students will study a range of evidence, and use this to form substantiated judgements and responses.
Head of Subject: Mr C. Bromley
Classical Civilisation focuses on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and is a wide-ranging subject involving the study of literature, art, artefacts, archaeological sites, and the ancient historical context. Classical Civilisation combines elements of History, English, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology. You don’t need to know any languages and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t studied the Greeks and Romans before; all you need is an interest in the Ancient World and its cultures.
Even a brief encounter with the ancient world fires your imagination and sheds a dazzling light on why we in the West are as we are. For generations a classical education was considered a privilege for the few, not the many, but now you can be a part of its revival in secondary state schools.