Classical Civilisation offers a single perspective on an entire culture: we study literature, history, society and philosophy together, rather than as separate subjects. Myths and legends, which were so important in classical culture, are a central part of the course. The classical world continues to have such an important influence on the modern world, which is perhaps why, though very different to life today, the world of the Greeks and Romans still feels oddly familiar.
I chose Classics because I wanted to continue studying History as well as doing something that had aspects of English and Philosophy. Classics was a perfect mix of the three. I have really enjoyed seeing the contrasts and similarities of today’s society in comparison to ancient civilisations.Lucie Howitt ex Hove Park School