Classicists visit British Museum

Classicists at The Sixth Form College, Solihull visited the British Museum last week to enjoy the Greek, Roman and Siberian artefacts on show.

A level Ancient History and Classical Civilisation students went to London to see the Scythians exhibition on the Siberian archers with their poison aerodynamic arrows. They also saw the spectacular Greek Parthenon sculptures and rich Roman artefacts and inscriptions.

Gaynor Phillips, teacher of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation at the College, commented:

“It was a fascinating visit and the students enjoyed it a lot. They will use this experience to enhance their studies and create an exhibition of their own in the classroom.”

Curriculum Leader Karen Greaves, added:

“This fieldtrip has been taking place for a number of years and is an excellent opportunity for the students to see for themselves many of the artefacts they have been learning about in their A level studies.”

A level Ancient History is an opportunity to study the Romans and the Greeks through their philosophy, democracy and the arts, while A level Classical Civilisation examines both Greek and Roman cultures through their mythology, literature, drama, and art, as well as a little history and archaeology.

21 November 2017