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The ancient Greeks and Romans created a legacy that has shaped the literature, language, arts, politics and philosophy of the western world. Our A level Classical Civilisation online course invites you to step back in time to develop a critical approach to literature and culture of this fascinating period in history.
Supported by a personal tutor, you’ll study poetry, plays, comedy and themes such as cults, rituals and religion. As you progress you’ll make an informed analysis of the issues and values that shaped classical civilisation.
Through this course you’ll learn to develop and present coherent, well-evidenced arguments. You’ll also sharpen up your analytical and critical thinking, skills that are vital for higher education and valuable in the workplace.
Study A level Classical Civilisation online and let Homer’s Odyssey; Vergil’s Aeneid and the works of Euripides, Sophocles and Aristophanes transport you to a different world. Along the way you’ll make fascinating connections to the politics, culture and society of ancient Rome and Greece.
You’ll have the flexibility to fit study around your lifestyle, learning at your own pace. Like many NEC students, perhaps you’ll go on to study classical civilisation at university, or use your qualification to support your next career move?
Our Classical Civilisation A level course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Homer’s world of the hero – The Odyssey, 1
Section 2: Homer’s world of the hero – The Odyssey, 2
Section 3: Virgil’s world of the hero – The Aeneid, 1
Section 4: Virgil’s world of the hero – The Aeneid, 2
Section 5: Greek theatre – Oedipus the King
Section 6 : The theatre of Dionysus – Bacchae
Section 7: Old comedy – The Frogs
Section 8: The Greeks and their gods
Section 9: Sanctuaries, ritual and philosophy
Study A level Classical Civilisation with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Ed who is just one of our first-class classical Civilisation tutors
Ed Piercy studied classics at Dublin and Cambridge, and taught Latin and Greek at schools, colleges, and universities for over four decades. Now retired from classroom teaching, he uses this new spread of time to read all the classical works he previously did not have the opportunity for.
*The specification suggests that 300 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 300 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 5 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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Studying Classical Civilisation and Latin with the National Extension College (NEC) – Featured blog post on The Classical Association website
There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
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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. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £695
Amount of credit: £625.50
Monthly payment: £104.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £695
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
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Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
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