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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.

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:


West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

0151 632 3201