Mission Statement

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel" -Socrates 470/469 BC - 399 BC

By studying Classical Civilisation at the DCHS we want you to foster an appreciation of the literature, society and history of the Greeks and Romans. We also wish you to develop awareness of the continuing influence of the classical world on later times and of the similarities and differences between the classical and modern world. We also want you to appreciate the cross curricular links that the subject affords, recognising that there is no academic or life pursuit which a knowledge of the Classics does not enrich. But above all we know that through studying this subject which has fascinated and inspired generations of scholars over the millennia that you will develop a life-long enthusiasm for the Classical World and a realisation that it is all-pervasive in our culture, from literature, art and architecture and political ideas to television and cinema.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

AS-A2 Classical Civilisation Specification (OCR)

Please note that the above specification relates only to the following years:

AS Level 2016-2017

A2 Level 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 

Unit Work

Preparing for Sixth Form

Department Highlights

The Classical Civilisation course offers you a variety of learning experiences, including lectures, personal research, group discussion, individual presentations, film and audio.

Students attend Classics Days and lectures at Newcastle University. Theatre trips are also a feature of the course enabling students to see modern productions of ancient Comedies and Tragedies. The department also runs a Latin and Classics Club.

Staff Contact List

Miss Carol Lawrence (Head of Department)