Classical Civilisation

A LEVEL OCR BOARD

A level in Classical Civilisation will enable you to gain a knowledge and understanding of the classical world through the study of a diverse range of ancient literature, history, philosophy, art and religion. You’ll cover both social and historical contexts in order to understand the legacy of the classical world. You don’t need to know any languages, all the texts are in translation, and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t studied the Greeks and Romans since primary school; all you need is an interest in the ancient world and its cultures.
 

Curriculum

Year 1
Unit H408/11 The world of the hero: Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid (40%)
This component is solely focused on the study of literature in translation.
Unit H408/24 Culture and the arts: Greek art (30%)
This component involves the study of visual and material culture.
Year 2
Unit H408/24 Culture and the arts: Greek art (30%)
This component involves the study of visual and material culture.
Unit H408/31 Beliefs and ideas: Greek religion (30%)
This component involves the study of an area of classical thought, in combination with either the study of literature in translation or visual/material culture.
 

Assessment

All three Units are assessed by external examination at the end of Year 13 Homework requirements
A wide variety of homework tasks including: persuasive writing, reading, research and analysis, and writing to revision. All students will be expected to hand in work on time.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr I Tsakiridis: itsakiridis.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)