Is Classical Civilization a respected A level?

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Is it considered a soft subject and do top universities like it? 

Thanks.

Posted Fri 29th June, 2012 @ 23:19 by furuba fan

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Would you say that english lit and history were soft subjects? Top universities really like them and classics combines history and literature in an ancient context so they should like it too, as you gain similar skills. I do classics and I say that its far from a soft subject, it's the hardest out of all my subjects but probably the best and most intresting.

Hope i've helped :)

Answered Mon 2nd July, 2012 @ 14:27 by Sade
Edited by Sade on Mon 2nd July, 2012 @ 14:28
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Thank you for clearing that up! Because my parents were calling it a 'soft' A level...

What other A levels are you taking? Why do you consider classic civ the hardest, just curious!

Answered Mon 2nd July, 2012 @ 20:54 by furuba fan
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I do history, Economics and RS as well all hard subjects but with classics to get high marks you either have to talk about lot and lots of things or talk about some things in vast amounts of detail, so it's a lots of stuff to remember. But don't be out off because it's not that hard just requires a bit more effort and if you want to do well, lots of outside reading

(but this is only my opinion,do you know anyone who does it at the school you want to do it, it might be helpful to speak to them).

Answered Wed 4th July, 2012 @ 17:53 by Sade
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Look at this thread if you want more decisions on the topic-I'm 'classicslover94' on it:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2042016&p=38367947

Answered Tue 10th July, 2012 @ 20:11 by Annika Mathews
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only a few selective schools do classics A level so the standard of work required is much higher than say in a compolsary sunject such as maths.

classics also links many different topics together as you say english lit, history, art and others.

therefore universities really like classics and its deffinitely not a soft subject

Answered Fri 2nd November, 2012 @ 13:20 by Rita
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Classics is definatly not a soft subject! in fact it is one of the most emloyable and respected subjects you can do! this is because it requires you to think in a very narrow way but also in a broad way and this takes a lot of skill and practice. the grades you need to do it at university are similar to the grades that you need to get into med school! it is a hard subject but very rewarding!

Answered Tue 27th November, 2012 @ 17:27 by Veronica Hayes
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Classics is regarded as one of the posh subjects. Only a few colleges do that, mostly grammar school sixth forms and so top universities love a subject like that. It is quite like how latin is seen.

Answered Wed 23rd January, 2013 @ 19:53 by Mez