Classics - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
30 August 2021 — 20 June 2022
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Classics provides a rare and interesting opportunity for learners to study the ancient world. Aimed at A2 learners, this course will build upon the skills gained at AS level. Classics offers the opportunity to study both literature, history, philosophy, and politics, all combined in one subject. 

What you will study

The A2 modules include the study of an Epic narrative from the ancient world and a period of historical change and upheaval.

In the World of the Hero module, you will study Virgil’s Aeneid. This tells the story of Aeneas, one of the survivors of the fall of Troy. Destined to found the Roman race, he must overcome enemies both mortal and divine to fulfil his destiny.

In the history module, you will study the Fall of The Roman Republic module. This module will allow you to study the major figures of the late Republic. You will study the lives and careers of figures such as Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Cicero. All texts will be read in translation so no knowledge of Latin or Greek is required.

Teaching is a mixture of traditional lessons and seminar style discussion.

Classics is a widely sought after course and those who have studied Classics are widely desired in a range of different fields of employment. Many of those who study Classics at A level go on to study it at university.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
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  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

30 August 2021

End date

20 June 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



OCR Level 3 Advanced GCE in Classical Ci


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