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Classical Civilisation

Classical Civilisation appeals to anyone attracted to the ancient world, whether that interest stems from mythology, history or literature.

It is a wide ranging subject involving the study of literature, art, artefacts, archaeological sites, and the ancient historical context. Groups are lively and interactive with discussion and reading to support study.

Classical Civilisation promotes logical and structured thinking that is interdisciplinary. At GCSE and A level, we study the society, culture and literature from Ancient Greece and Rome. No ancient language is needed as all the texts are in translation, and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t studied the Greeks and Romans; all you need is an interest in the Ancient World and its cultures.

Classical Civilisation offers an important insight into where we come from and why modern society is the way it is. It develops one’s appreciation of some of the earliest ancient literature and culture, which gives pupils a better insight into our own global cultural diversity and language. Classical Civilisation trains pupils to collect a diverse range of information and to synthesise this information into clear, concise, personal arguments and opinions; skills to set pupils up for a career in almost any walk of life.

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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