Classical Civilisation A-Level Part 1

The ancient Greeks and Romans created a legacy that has shaped the literature, language, arts, politics and philosophy of the western world. This course allows you to develop a critical approach to the literature and culture of this fascinating period in history. You will study poetry and plays and analyse the issues and values that shaped classical civilisation.

You will not have the option to take the AS exam at the end of Part 1 of this course. After completing Part 1, you should apply for Part 2. Having completed both parts, you can then take the full A-Level exams which will cover everything learned in Part 1 and 2.

This course has six lessons:

  1. Homer’s world of the hero – The Odyssey (1)
  2. Homer’s world of the hero – The Odyssey (2)
  3. Virgil’s world of the hero – The Aeneid (1)
  4. Virgil’s world of the hero – The Aeneid (2)
  5. Greek Theatre – Oedipus the King
  6. The Theatre of Dionysus – Bacchae

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Seven written assignments. These do not count towards the final grade.

Exams: None – go straight to Part 2

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Classical Civilisation A-Level Part 2

Find Out More: From NEC here

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