Ancient Ruins

This course will explore the ancient world and show you how it has shaped and contributed to the world of today.

Description

A Level Classical Civilisation

Course code: H408

Delivery method: Classroom / Online

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: OCR A Level Classical Civilisation

Awarding body: OCR

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.

Overview / Skills

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.

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

  • 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.

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)