KS4 option - Classics
Subject Lead: Mr Hulme
GCSE Classics is an interesting new Option at West Kirby School for 2021/22.
Classics is the study of Ancient Greece and Rome. Studying the classical world gives our pupils an extra perspective on how societies work and why the modern world has developed in the way that it has.
Classical literature is interesting and exciting to read in its own right. Stories from the Iliad and Odyssey have been used in several epic films like “Troy”. Classical Civilisation is a humanities subject.
The course is examined in two components of equal value.
1 Thematic Study
We study myth and religion in the ancient world.
2 Literature and Culture
We study war and warfare in the ancient world
Each component has an examination 1hour 30 minutes
For more information:
Exam Board: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/classical-civilisation-j199-from-2017/