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Your OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation course will explore the ancient world and show you how it has shaped and contributed to the world of today. The syllabus 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.

A-Level Classical Civilisation 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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Online OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK.
How long is the course? 1 or 2 years.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get?OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation
What can I do with the qualification? Study degree qualifications or higher level Diplomas.
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 3 Diplomas, USA Advanced Placement Program, Matriculation Certificate.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.

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Your online OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.

Although designed as a course to cover 2 years of study, you do have the option as a distance learning student to complete the course and sit the examinations in a year or less should you prefer.

Examinations for OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation Syllabus

This course will cover the following areas of study:

  • 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.

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)

Examination Information

  • OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation examinations can only be carried out in the UK.
  • Examination period is in the June examination period.
  • OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation course code: H408