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Study A-Level Classical Civilisation from home – your route to academic success- This new A-Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

Course Overview

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready. Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A-Level.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

Course Content

  • Shapes and functions of different types of Greek vases
  • Historical development of Greek vase painting
  • Learn to recognise the features of the
  • Geometric Style
  • Terminology for describing the parts of a vase
  • Impact of near-eastern design

  • Black-figure painting and techniques
  • Examples of vase painting
  • Development style and technique of Greek vase painting

  • The red-figure technique
  • Examples of vase painting
  • Development style and technique of Greek vase painting

  • The white ground vase painting technique
  • Three examples of vase painting
  • Developments in style and technique

  • The final examples of vase painting
  • Developments in style and technique of Greek vase painting
  • Comparing red-figure and black-figure vase painting

  • How free-standing sculpture was created
  • The origins of Greek sculpture
  • The use of colour by the artist

  • Four examples of early Greek kouroi
  • The portrayal of the physical form
  • The differences between the Greek and Egyptian approach to 3-D sculpture

  • Four examples of early korai
  • The portrayal of drapery on these statues
  • Compare korai and kouroi

  • Homer builds tension
  • Plot development
  • Similarities and differences Odysseus and women

  • The theme of the supernatural
  • The themes of morality, justice and revenge
  • The nature of Odysseus’ character
  • The Underworld

  • Eurylochus
  • The deaths of the crew
  • Commentary

  • Consideration of the fantastic, mythical or supernatural.
  • The theme of truth and lies or storytelling
  • How classical texts can be interpreted by different authors

  • Aeneas and Latinus
  • Virgil and Homer
  • Juno Turnus and Aeneas
  • Furor
  • The portrayal of the Trojans
  • The portrayal of the Carthaginians
  • The portrayal of the Greeks
  • The portrayal of the Italians

  • Thematic knowledge of the Aeneid and Odyssey
  • Plot knowledge of the Aeneid and Odyssey

Assessment

To achieve the full Classical Civilisation A Level you must take the exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The exams will be assessed across the 14 topics on 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the exams is provided below:

Paper: The World of The Hero (H408/11)

  • Type: Written Paper
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Weighing: 40% of total A Level
  • Total Marks: 100 Marks
  • Assessed: In-depth study one of Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid (The study of classical texts)

Paper: Culture and the Arts (H408/24)

  • Type: Written Paper
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of total A Level
  • Total Marks: 75 Marks
  • Assessed: Greek Art (The study of material and visual culture)

Paper: Beliefs and Ideas (H408/31)

  • Type: Written Paper
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of total A Level
  • Total Marks: 75 Marks
  • Assessed: Greek Religion (The study of texts and visual/material culture)

Course Duration

You have 2 years to complete this course. Your only deadlines are the A-Level examinations, which take place in June. You can book onto these examinations whenever you are ready and we can provide you with a list of exam centres to help you with this. Students are advised to contact awarding body exam centres well in advance of their intended exam dates, as cut-off dates sometimes change.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A-Level in Classical Civilisation by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent to you by post or online. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! It will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the exams, you will receive an A-Level in Classical Civilisation issued by the OCR Awarding body. You are responsible for booking your exams. Alternatively, see our A-Level Classical Civilisation inc Exams.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 3 Lectures 2 years
Section 1
The World of The Hero (Cover Various Topics) 8 months
Section 2
Culture and the Arts (Covering Various Topic) 8 months
Section 3
Beliefs and Ideas (Covering Various Topics) 8 months

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