A subject not commonly offered by many school sixth‑forms and colleges, Classical Civilisation offers the opportunity to study the literary and materi…
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You will investigate the writings of famous ancient figures, including Herodotus and Julius Caesar, and utilise archaeological artefacts and other sources to better understand the people and events of this important era.
You will investigate the writings of famous ancient figures, including Herodotus and Julius Caesar, and utilise archaeological artefacts and other sources to better understand the people and events of this important era. Ancient History as a subject is highly valued by both universities and employers, due to the knowledge and transferable skills it develops, ranging from analysis and comprehension to research and presentation skills. This course will particularly appeal to students with a personal interest in classical history, and combines well with subjects including History, English Literature, Art and Classical Civilisation.
The Henley College is delighted to announce that the world-renowned classicist, Professor Mary Beard of Newnham College Cambridge, has agreed to lend her support to its Classics and Ancient History Department. Find out more
Standard entry requirements plus grade 5 in GCSE English and grade 4 in Maths
£30 per year for textbooks plus optional field trips.
This programme is designed to support students with the potential of achieving high grades at A Level and Vocational Diploma and helps to prepare them for Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group Universities.
This programme targets students who have a high potential to excel in their sport, either by competing on the international stage or securing a professional contract.
There are many career options for those with a passion for history including archaeologist, archivist, teacher/lecturer, film production assistant, researcher, architecture and conservation, heritage, media, law and many more.
Whilst many students continue on to study subjects including History, English Literature and Classics at university, this course provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.
I came to The Henley College from Beaconsfield High School. I chose to study Ancient History as it really appealed to my love of learning about ancient cultures, which is something I find fascinating. Learning to sift between myth and fact and also researching famous figures of antiquity like Leonidas and Julius Caesar is also something that really persuaded me that Ancient History was the right choice for me. It wasn’t offered as a subject in my previous school, so coming here and trying something new and different was definitely a decision that paid off.
I've found all of the course inspiring, but learning about certain individuals and their lives really captures my interest the most. I love learning general facts about Greek/Roman society and how they compare and differ to our own. I’d love to continue studying Ancient History or a similar course at university and I’ve been looking at the Ancient History and Classical Civilisation courses at Exeter University.
The teachers I’ve had have been really helpful and have encouraged me to push myself in class and accelerate my love of the subject.