GCSE Classical Civilisation offers an insight into the culture, history and literature of the ancient world. The course invites an interesting and varied approach to the understanding of ancient society and requires the girls to develop both their historical and literary skills.
This two-year GCSE course requires no previous knowledge of the subject, although most pupils who opt for it have studied Classics or Latin in Y9. Classical Civilisation covers both Roman and Greek civilisation, and embraces topics both of a factual nature and literature in translation.
The Classics trip to Greece or Italy is one of the departmental highlights. Girls currently in Y9 would be offered the opportunity to go on the trip to Italy, Easter 2015. Classics pupils are encouraged to broaden their Classical education on a trip such as this.