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A-LEVEL CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

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Important information

Typology A Level
Methodology Online
Duration 12 Months
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • A Level
  • Online
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes
Description

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.
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.

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Starts Location
Different dates available
Online
Starts Different dates available
Location
Online

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

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.

· Qualification

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

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What you'll learn on the course

Greek
Translation
Politics
Theatre
Art
Theatre Studies
Theatre Directing
Theatre Set Design
Theatre Management
Artisans

Course programme

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.