A-Level Classical Civillisation Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge

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A-Level Classical Civillisation Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
A-Level Classical Civillisation Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
A-Level Classical Civillisation Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge


Enthralled by the remnants of the classical era? Passionate about theatre and art or captivated by epic movies and historic battles? Our A-Level Classical Civilisation course offers you an enlightening exploration of the ancient world, studying a diverse blend of classical literature, visual artefacts, and culture.

Embark on an in-depth journey into Ancient Greece with this course, engaging with timeless classics like Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid. The A-Level Classical Civilisation course unveils insights into vital concepts that shape both ancient and modern societies, from the concept of love to the principles of democracy. Understand the social and historical context linking classical thoughts to the contemporary world.

This course is designed to sharpen your evaluative and analytical skills, enabling you to effectively engage with a wide range of source materials. These skills are valuable across numerous higher-level degrees and professional paths. A-levels are revered as the educational benchmark in the UK, acknowledged by universities and employers as a testament to substantial accomplishment.

Our home study course aligns with the new OCR A-Level Classical Civilisation syllabus, specifically tailored for online, self-paced learning. With unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and structured assignments, we guide you to develop the knowledge and skills needed for exam success. If you opt to take your final A-Level examinations in the UK, we guarantee access to one of our exam centres.

Perks of this course include:

- A freshly designed course, following the latest specification with compelling and interactive content

- Fast track option available for 2022 exams

- Complimentary e-textbooks to assist your learning

- Access to a network of partnered exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

- Limitless tutor support for study planning and throughout the course

- Exam pass guarantee (We provide support for your next exam if you don't pass on your first attempt)

An A-Level in Classical Civilisation equips you with an intricate understanding of the classical world, derived from studying a variety of ancient literature, thoughts, and culture.

 About the awarding body

  • Awarding body: OCR
  • Our course code: X921
  • Qualification code: H408

OCR is a premier UK awarding body, creating qualifications that inspire learners of all ages and abilities. Its broad spectrum of general and vocational qualifications equips learners with the knowledge and skills necessary for their future, supporting them in reaching their full potential. The qualifications are developed in close collaboration with educators, industry professionals, and government to meet the requirements set by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

⏱ Study Hours: Allocate between 250 and 300 hours for study, plus additional time for completing assignments.

👩‍🏫 Study Method: We utilise our dynamic online learning platform for course delivery. Don't fret; you can print the learning materials if you prefer. The learning resources include videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

📆 Course Duration: The course runs for up to 24 months from the enrolment date. You'll receive login details to our MyOxbridge portal, where you can access your learning materials.

📝 Assignments

Commence your learning journey for Summer 2023 exams. 

This course demands the completion of three comprehensive A-Level examinations:

📚 Paper 1: Lasting 2 hours and 20 minutes, contributing to 40% of A-Level, with a total of 100 marks.

📚 Paper 2 & 3: Each lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes, contributing to 30% of A-Level each, with 75 marks up for grabs per paper.

These examinations comprise a combination of concise and detailed responses and extended answers.

We assure a secure exam place in our nationwide centres. Locate your nearest centre today.

We proudly offer an exam pass guarantee. Should you not succeed at first attempt, we pledge our complimentary support for your subsequent attempts.

📝  Assignments

During your course journey, you'll be tasked with completing several assignments. These won't count towards your final grade but provide an avenue for tutor feedback and grading, assisting you in tracking your progress. This will be crucial for generating predicted grades if necessary.

👩‍🎓 Course Outcomes

Upon successful accomplishment of this home-based learning course, you'll earn an A-Level in Classical Civilisation, conferred by OCR. This qualification is on par with that issued by any other educational institution, be it school, college, or university.

We've selected this syllabus as we believe it's best suited to online learning and offers the highest possibility of success.

ℹ️ Additional Information

Course Difficulty - Level 3

Prerequisites - A strong recommendation for candidates to have pursued English Literature to GCSE or equivalent level prior to embarking on this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

⚔️ The world of the hero 

Starting off, you'll delve into the depths of Homer’s Odyssey, nurturing a mature understanding of this magnum opus and the spiritual, cultural, and societal norms that it represents.

You'll explore the essence of a hero in the Greek realm, scrutinising literary mechanisms and structure that frame the plot, including speech utilisation, portrayal of war, mortality, fate, and relationships.

🎭 Culture and the arts 

In this module, you'll examine the visual and material culture of the Greek Theatre, underlining the drama's impact on the classical world and its enduring influence on contemporary culture.

🌍 Beliefs and ideas   

In the concluding unit, you'll investigate the religious facets of ancient Greek society, focusing on the Olympian deities, the relationship between gods and mortals, and Homer and Hesiod's importance in shaping Greek religious perceptions. Subsequently, you'll explore mystery cults and their emphasis on initiation, personal choice, and individual participation. Lastly, you'll discern the interplay between religion and society, politics and religion, alongside the Panathenia and its relevance to Athens.


  • On-Demand Course

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the there any additional costs?

    You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

  • Are there any exam fees?

    Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

  • Is there a required reading list?

    In addition to the texts we provide, you will need to purchase the following: (1) The Odyssey, Homer (EV Rieu, D Rieu and P Jones), Penguin Classics 2003. (2) The Aeneid, Virgil (D West), Penguin Classics 2003. (3) The Three Theban Plays: 'Antigone', 'Oedipus the King', 'Oedipus at Colonus', Sophocles (R Fagles), Penguin Classics 1984. (4) Bacchae, Euripides (D Franklin), Cambridge University Press 2000. (5) Frogs, Aristophanes (J Affleck, C Letchford and J Harrison), Cambridge University Press 2014. All of your reading material will be provided as free eBooks.

  • Where can I sit my exams?

    We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

  • Is this the same qualification as from a traditional School or College?

    Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

  • Tell me about my Tutor Support?
    You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
  • What do I do if I still have questions?
    Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!
  • What if I live outside the UK?

    That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

About Oxbridge


Home learning should be just as fun and rewarding as it is enlightening and educational. That’s why we design our courses through the eyes of the learner, to best suit your preferences and requirements. Studying with award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, you’ll graduate with a fully accredited qualification that will fulfil all your career and aspirational needs.

 We have a 97% A-level pass rate, with 33% of all Oxbridge students achieving A or above

 Based in the UK but teaching students all over the world, we push the boundaries of education to ensure our services are at the forefront of distance learning. We work with renowned Awarding Bodies to secure fully accredited qualifications and have some of the best designers producing award-winning learning materials.

From your first enquiry, we provide specialist advice to identify the most relevant course for you to reach your personal or professional goals. Once enrolled, you’ll have access to your course in any format you prefer, whether that’s online or paper-based. Our dedicated team is 100% committed to helping you because we care about making a difference. There’s a reason we have a 97% pass rate and 5* Gold Trust Feefo Award.

The Distance Learning Experience

We know you’re busy and have all kinds of commitments. That's why distance learning is designed to work on your terms, around your life, and courses are adapted to suit your personal learning style.

You can study at your own pace. Work in any location. Learn in any format on any device. Arrange a call with tutors whenever you need to chat. With no rigid timescales, no classrooms, and no fighting for your tutor’s attention, it’s personal 1-to-1 support.

Whether you’re a mum of two, working nightshifts or newly retired, Oxbridge can help you get the education and skills needed to transform your life. You’ll have unlimited tutor support from subject experts. They’re knowledgeable educators who are always ready to answer your questions and support you every step of the way.

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We’ve pledged to ensure that the information we provide about career guidance or prospective studies is accurate, and the advice we give is in your best interest. Our membership allows us to officially uphold this promise to you.

We follow all academic guidelines to provide high-quality learning materials, alongside unlimited tutor support, to ensure your learning experience with Oxbridge is a success. As a member, we not only comply, but aim to go above and beyond these standards to empower every learner to transform their lives through distance education.


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