Those pupils for whom the study of Latin is not appropriate beyond Year 7 follow a course in Classical Civilisation in Years 8 and 9. In Year 8 the students will cover three main topics – Roman Sport and Entertainment, Roman Religion and a selection of stories from Homer’s ‘Odyssey’. In Year 9 the pupils study the Olympic Games, Sparta and the Trojan War.
Classical Civilisation is an extremely popular GCSE option at St Edward’s. For the OCR GCSE students sit two papers in total. The modules are as follows:
The OCR Classical Civilisation course is another popular choice for students. Classical Civilisation can be studied at A level without any prior knowledge of the subject. Pupils study three modules as part of the A-level course:
The variety of the genres studied at A-level coupled with consistent references to works of art, architecture and archaeology, mean that the subject is an excellent companion to a number of other A-level subjects, particularly English, History and Drama.