Classical Civilisation A Level (New)

An A level in Classical Civilisation will enable you to gain a knowledge and understanding of the classical world through the study of a diverse range of ancient literature, thought and culture. You'll cover both social and historical contexts in order to understand the legacy of the classical world.

Would you prefer to pay for your course by instalments? Please see the ‘How to enrol’ section below for details of our low cost, interest free finance available.

This course is one of our new Gold Star A levels. Find out more about them here. The first opportunity sit exams for this course is 2019.

Price: 

Price£625.00

Entry requirements

A general education up to GCSE level or equivalent is recommended for this course, and a GCSE in English Literature would be very useful.

Specification

This course follows specification H408 from the awarding organisation OCR. Full details of the specifications can be obtained from OCR's website.

Hours of study

It's really up to you but, as a guide, an A level course takes about 250-300 hours plus extra time for assignment work you submit to your tutor. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. Many students allow 18-24 months to complete an A level, but some complete the course within a year.

Exams and assessment

Two exams:

  • 2 hours 20 minutes, 40% of marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of marks
     

Non-exam assessment (NEA):

  • None
     

NEC's tutor-marked assignments:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments
     

Additional information

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How to enrol

How to enrol
There are several ways to enrol with NEC:

  • Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above
  • Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team
  • Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.

How can you pay?
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.

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Section 1 - Homer's world of the hero: The Odyssey, 1

  • Who was Homer?
  • Beginning The Odyssey - Book 1
  • Odysseus, Calypso and Nausicaa
  • The Phaeacians
  • The missing years

Section 2 - Homer's world of the hero: The Odyssey, 2

  • Homecoming
  • A beggar at the palace
  • The battle for Penelope
  • Narrative techniques and themes

Section 3 - Virgil's world of the hero: The Aeneid, 1

  • Beginnings
  • Characters and themes
  • The fall of Troy
  • Dido
  • The Underworld

Section 4 - Virgil's world of the hero, The Aeneid, 2

  • A vision of Rome
  • War
  • Endings
  • The context of The Aeneid
  • Techniques, values and themes

Section 5 - Greek theatre: Oedipus the King

  • TBC

Section 6 - The theatre of Dionysus: Bacchae

  • TBC

Section 7 - Old comedy: Frogs

  • TBC

Section 8 - The gods

  • TBC

Section 9 - Greek worship, sacrifice, festivals and oracles

  • TBC

Section 10 - Sanctuary sites: Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia

  • TBC
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A Level Classical Civilisation Course Sample

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