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  • A-Level Classical Civilisation

    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.

    • Course Description

      A Level Classical Civilisation

      Course code: HSAL02

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      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 4 units:

      AS Level

      Unit 1: Homer’s odyssey and society

      Unit 2: Greek tragedy in its context

      A2 Level

      Unit 3: Art and architecture in the Greek world

      Unit 4: Virgil and the world of the hero

      Course content

      Unit 1:

      Homer’s odyssey and society

      Unit 2:

      Greek tragedy in its context

      Unit 3:

      Art and architecture in the Greek world

      Unit 4:

      Virgil and the world of the hero

      Recommended reading

      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

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently available in paper-based format, therefore, you will receive the full course materials as well as a useful study guide.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      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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      What do I do next?

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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.

      Good luck!