A-Level Classical Civilisation

A-Level Classical Civilisation

£328.00

The ancient societies of Greece and Rome have fascinated subsequent ages for thousands of years. This course will explore the ancient world and show you how it has shaped and contributed to the world of today.

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Description

A Level Classical Civilisation

Course code: HSAL02

Delivery method: Online

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: OCR A Level Classical Civilisation

Awarding body: OCR

The ancient societies of Greece and Rome have fascinated subsequent ages for thousands of years. This course will explore the ancient world and show you how it has shaped and contributed to the world of today.

It’s rare to find this subject on the standard school syllabus and this course is a fantastic way to fulfil a passion, or build a grounding for exploring classics, history or archaeology at university level. You will study classical sources learning to understand the world from primary texts first hand.

Classical civilisation course overview

This A Level in Classical Civilisation explores the Homeric odyssey as well as the Greek tragedy; you will also get the opportunity to study art and architecture as well as Virgil. This A Level is an excellent companion A Level to subjects like Art, Drama, Theatre Studies, English literature, Government and Politics, History of Art and Philosophy.

Upon successful completion of the exams (as administered by OCR), you will have achieved an internationally recognised OCR A Level Classical Civilisation qualification.

Skills gained

  • The development of critical and evaluative skills useful to higher education.
  • Creating a meaningful foundation for the study of classical culture beyond A Level.
  • Deepened enjoyment of the study with a good deal of choice.
  • Understanding classical civilisations in a wider context and it’s interaction with other subjects.

Course outline

This course is divided into the following units:

The World of the Hero
This is a compulsory component consisting of an in-depth study of:

  • one of Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey
  • and Virgil’s Aeneid

This component is solely focused on the study of literature in translation.

Culture and the Arts
Learners must study one component in this component group, chosen from:

  • Greek Theatre (H408/21)
  • Imperial Image (H408/22)
  • Invention of the Barbarian (H408/23)
  • Greek Art (H408/24)

Components in this group involve the study of visual and material culture. In all except
Greek Art this is combined with the study of literature in translation.

Beliefs and Ideas
Learners must study one component in this component group, chosen from:

  • Greek Religion (H408/31)
  • Love and Relationships (H408/32)
  • Politics of the Late Republic (H408/33)
  • Democracy and the Athenians (H408/34)

Components in this group involve of an area of classical thought, in combination with either the study of literature in translation or visual/material culture.

Oxford History to the Classical World

J. Boardman, J. Griffin, & O. Murray, Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0198721123

The Art of Odyssey

H W Clarke, Bristol Classical Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1853990626

Assessment

The OCR A Level Classical Civilisation qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed. The first two exams make up the AS Level, the second two comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the OCR and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

Method of study

Online and Paper Based

The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

You can also choose to have a paper version of the course sent to you.

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Tutor support

Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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