A Level Classical Civilisation

Course codes: OSC1282 / OSC1302
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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  • Official OCR Classical Civilisation A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
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Study A Level Classical Civilisation from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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Course overview

A Level Classical Civilisation gives you an extraordinary insight into some of the worlds oldest and engaging literature and arts.

Delve into the interesting Greek and Roman world and ancient civilisations and understand some influences that still remain today.

Explore greek theatre and tragedies, understand the literature and learn about greek art.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. If you add on your exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

A Level in Classical Civilisation (you must take the A Level exam to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


3 paper-based exams.

Course content

Qualification Code: H408

Extra info

Exams and Assessment

To achieve the full Classical Civilisation A Level you will be assessed across the 14 topics. All themes will be assessed by 3 paper-based exams. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You have 2 years to complete this course. If you add on the exams, the examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham or Macclesfield; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

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 by post or via email – you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack 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.

Thinking of Going to University?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

Exam details

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

  • Type: Written Paper
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Weighing: 40% of total 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Total Marks: 75 Marks
  • Assessed: Greek Religion (The study of texts and visual/material culture)

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