A Level Classical Civilisation

Course codes: OSC1282 / OSC1302
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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.

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Official OCR Classical Civilisation A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees can be included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!
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Course Overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, if you add your exams, everything is needed to successfully gain your A Level Classical Civilisation qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

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.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams.

Course Content

Qualification Code: H408

  • Shapes and functions of different types of Greek vases
  • Historical development of Greek vase painting
  • Learn to recognise the features of the Geometric Style
  • Terminology for describing the parts of a vase
  • Impact of near-eastern design
  • Black-figure painting and techniques
  • Examples of vase painting
  • Development style and technique of Greek vase painting
  • The red-figure technique
  • Examples of vase painting
  • Development style and technique of Greek vase painting
  • The white ground vase painting technique
  • Three examples of vase painting
  • Developments in style and technique
  • The final examples of vase painting
  • Developments in style and technique of Greek vase painting
  • Comparing red-figure and black-figure vase painting
  • How free-standing sculpture was created
  • The origins of Greek sculpture
  • The use of colour by the artist
  • Four examples of early Greek kouroi
  • The portrayal of the physical form
  • The differences between the Greek and Egyptian approach to 3-D sculpture
  • Four examples of early korai
  • The portrayal of drapery on these statues
  • Compare korai and kouroi
  • Homer builds tension
  • Plot development
  • Similarities and differences
  • Odysseus and women
  • The theme of the supernatural
  • The themes of morality, justice and revenge
  • The nature of Odysseus’ character
  • The Underworld
  • Eurylochus
  • The deaths of the crew
  • Commentary
  • Consideration of the fantastic, mythical or supernatural.
  • The theme of truth and lies or story telling
  • How classical texts can be interpreted by different authors
  • Aeneas and Latinus
  • Virgil and Homer
  • Juno
  • Turnus and Aeneas
  • Furor
  • The portrayal of the Trojans
  • The portrayal of the Carthaginians
  • The portrayal of the Greeks
  • The portrayal of the Italians
  • Thematic knowledge of the Aeneid and Odyssey
  • Plot knowledge of the Aeneid and Odyssey