Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Classical Civilisations

AS / A Level Classical Civilisations

Course Content

Classics is a great subject to study if you enjoy English Literature, Religion, History or Politics as it contains, and combines, elements of each. Many of the skills that you learn in Classics, such as the ability to analyse closely, apply contextual information and to conduct in-depth research are transferable across all programs of study. Classics is the study of the Ancient World. During the course you will study Ancient Greek and Roman texts, principally Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid. Alongside these texts you will study the fall of the Roman Empire through the works of Cicero and the rise of the barbarian across Europe. You will learn about the social, economic and cultural aspects of the ancient world. The course is packed with a wide-range of interesting components such as myths and monsters, architecture, battles and sieges and the lives of historical figures.


Classics is a facilitating subject which goes hand-in-hand with the other Humanities courses at University such as English Literature, Architecture, Ancient History, Archaeology and Politics. Many students who study Classics attend Russell Group Universities.