40% off* selected courses!
Days Hours Minutes Seconds Ended
40% off* selected courses!

Sale! A Level Classical Civilisation

Course Codes

OSC1282 / OSC1302

Study this online A Level Classical Civilisation course from home and earn up to 56 UCAS points. We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels!

  • Gain an official A Level Classical Civilisation qualification from OCR.
  • Achieve up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university.
  • Nationally recognised A Level qualification that is the same course offered in schools and colleges.
  • No waiting around for term to start, you can enrol today and start studying as soon as you are ready.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • Benefit from the full support of your personal tutor via email.
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*
Please choose a course option to see prices

Course overview

A Level Classical Civilisation is the study of ancient Greek and Roman culture, philosophy, mythology, literature, and society. During your studies, you’ll explore the creation and function of Greek vases, the evolution of Greek sculptures, and the themes behind Greek religion. You will also delve into classical texts Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.

Depending on your future career and university plans, the A Levels we recommend studying alongside this course are A Level History,  A Level Politics, and A Level Law.

Degrees this subject could lead to

The knowledge and skills gained during your A Level Classical Civilisation studies, provide you with a solid foundation for degree-level studies in business, marketing, politics, and law, as well as historical areas such as archaeology or education.

Future career options

This course is ideal if you’re hoping to one day work in one of the following careers:

  • Business management
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Public services
  • Archaeology
  • Museum curation
  • Tour guide
  • Teaching

A Level CLASSICAL CIVILISATION via distance learning

This A Level Classical Civilisation course is exactly the same as an A Level you would study at school or college, meaning you will take the same exams and get the same qualification. The only difference is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Course Outcome

A Level Classical Civilisation qualification from OCR.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Three paper-based exams.

Course content

Qualification Code: H408

Extra info

Course duration

You will have two years to complete your A Level Classical Civilisation course.

The only deadlines involved in studying this course are concerning the A Level exam timetables. Please see the exams and assessments section for more information on this.

Exams and assessments

To achieve your A Level Classical Civilisation qualification, you must complete the exams. There are three written exams for this course which will cover the topics studied on this course. A breakdown of the exam papers can be found in the following section.

When you enrol on your course, you will have the option to add your exams to your enrolment, or you can select the course-only option.

Choosing to add the exams package

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. Please note that the A Level exam timetable typically takes place during May and June each year. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board – cut-off dates apply.

Please note, our A Level exam centre locations for this course are as follows:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Doncaster
  • Bolton
  • Wimbledon
  • Taunton
  • St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • High Wycombe
  • Romford
  • Bristol
  • Belfast

The course-only option

If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of your exams, you will be awarded an A Level qualification in Classical Civilisation issued by OCR. You will also receive UCAS points relevant to the grade you achieved to support your university application.


The final grade you achieve in your A Level will be translated into UCAS points. Based on your grade, you will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the UCAS points you need to be accepted by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade from home, we recommend that you complete the tutor-marked assessments included in your course materials. These are designed to provide you with detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you sit your exam. Completing your tutor-marked assessments will also help your tutor to provide you with a predicted grade if this is required for your UCAS application.

Download our A Level prospectus

To find out more about Open Study College, the A Levels we offer and how they work, download our A Level prospectus.

Exam details

Paper 1: The world of the hero (H408/11)

  • Type: written paper
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Weighting: 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 2: culture and the arts (H408/24)

  • Type: written paper
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighting: 30% of total 
  • Total marks: 75 marks
  • Assessed: Greek art (the study of material and visual culture)

Paper 3: beliefs and ideas (H408/31)

  • Type: written paper
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighting: 30% of total 
  • Total marks: 75 marks
  • Assessed: Greek religion (the study of texts and visual/material culture)


Contact Us

Our Student Advisers are eager to help - call us now on 03300 563100. Alternatively, fill out the form below and we'll get back to you.

By completing this form you are expressing interest in Open Study College. We will send you information about our courses and any special offers we think will be useful to you. You will be able to unsubscribe at anytime. See our Privacy Policy.