Classical Civilisation A Level online course overview
In this syllabus, Classical Civilisation is defined as the study of the civilisations of Greece and Rome in the Classical period. All sources are studied in English and no knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. The OCR Classical Civilisation A Level aims to provide candidates with a broad, coherent and rewarding study of the literature and culture of the classical world. The study of Classical Civilisations is valuable because:
- They form the basis for the Western traditions of art, literature, philosophy, political thought and science which have shaped the modern world.
- Greek and Roman works of art, literature, philosophy, etc., have an intrinsic interest and quality and represent some of the highest achievements of humankind. Their study is relevant to many issues of contemporary society.
- The multi-disciplinary nature of Classical Civilisation, which combines different areas of study such as literature, history of art, history, science and others, leads to a greater understanding of the relationship between different intellectual disciplines and encourages students to make connections between them.
Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Classical Civilisation previously. It is recommended that candidates beginning this course have previously completed an IGCSE or equivalent in English Language.
A Level Classical Civilisation provides a suitable foundation for the study of Classical Studies or related courses in higher education. Equally, it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in archaeology, arts and humanities, or as part of a course of general education.