A-Level Classical Civilisation

£449.00£479.00

Learn about the society and values of the classical societies of ancient Greece and Rome. This Classical Civilisation course complements other A-Levels really well and can provide a useful basis for advanced study in related subjects such as Classics, Ancient History or Archaeology at university level.

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Description

A-Level Classical Civilisation

  • Course code: OSC1183
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • OCR Course Code: H041/H441
  • Exam Fees are not included

Please note: This is a fast-track course.
The final time to sit exams for this course is May/June 2018.

Entry requirements: You do not require any previous knowledge; however, it is recommended that you hold a reasonable GCSE or O Level grades in civilisation or a related subject.

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • develop critical and evaluative skills
  • offer a meaningful foundation for the study of classical culture beyond A-level
Course Content

AS LEVEL

UNIT 1 (F382): HOMER’S ODYSSEY AND SOCIETY

  • Oral tradition
  • Structure of the epic
  • Narrative techniques, including flashback, retardation, episodes
  • Supernatural elements
  • Realism and fantasy
  • The roles of the gods and power of fate
  • Moral concepts of heroism

UNIT 2 (F384): GREEK TRAGEDY IN ITS CONTEXT

  • Use of actors
  • Portrayal of violence and death
  • Language
  • Dramatic irony
  • Dramatic festivals
  • Death and burial
  • The position of women in society
  • The importance of children and the family

A2 LEVEL:

UNIT 3 (F388): ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE GREEK WORLD

  • Free-standing sculptures
  • Architectural sculptures
  • Vase-painting
  • Temple architecture

UNIT 4 (F390): VIRGIL AND THE WORLD OF THE HERO

  • Knowledge and themes
  • Supporting arguments
  • Interpretation

Reading List

We recommend the following text books to help you with your studies, however, they are not essential for completion of the course:

  • J. Boardman, J. Griffin, & O. Murray, Oxford History of the Classical World
  • ch.2 (Oxford 1986) ISBN 0198721129
  • H. W. Clarke, The Art of Odyssey (Bristol1989) ISBN 1853990523
Qualification Information

To achieve the full Classical Civilisation A-Level you will be assessed across the four units. All units will be assessed by four paper-based examinations:

  • Unit 1: Written examination: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Unit 2: Written examination: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Unit 3: Written examination: 2 hours
  • Unit 4: Written examination: 2 hours

Please note: The last exams for this course are in 2018. 

These dates can be obtained by visiting the OCR website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself; however, we can provide a list of A-Level test centres around the country for you to arrange this.

 

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive an A-Level in Classical Civilisation. Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A-Level in Classical Civilisation (AS/A2) issued by OCR. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning. The last exams for this course are in May/June 2018.

Method of Study

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs).

Exams:

Exams are taken at a registered exam centre, and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.

The last exams for this course are in June 2018.

Course Length Information
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Additional information

Study Method

Paper Manual, Online

Paper based courses are only available for UK deliveries. Online courses are available for UK and International students. Dismiss