A' Level Classical Civilisation OCR (Full AS + A2) Course

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A' Level Classical Civilisation

OCR (Full AS + A2) Course 

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A' Level in Classical Civilisation. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Classical Civilisation is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Classical Civilisation exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A' Level Classical Civilisation course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to study the AS and A2 Classical Civilisation A-level c…

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A' Level Classical Civilisation

OCR (Full AS + A2) Course 

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A' Level in Classical Civilisation. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Classical Civilisation is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Classical Civilisation exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A' Level Classical Civilisation course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to study the AS and A2 Classical Civilisation A-level course as specified by OCR. The A-level has several aims:

To give a knowledge and understanding of the classical world through direct study of original sources

To encourage and develop an enthusiasm for the classical world

To develop an awareness of the relationship between the modern and the classical world, and the effect that the latter has had on shaping and making the former

To give candidates the chance to form their own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study

To further and enhance their analytical and evaluative skills.

FORMAT OF COURSE (Modules Overview)

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Students are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the OCR specification for the A-level GCE in Classical Civilisation. The document can be downloaded as a pdf file, alongside further student support and assessment materials in the table opposite.

There are many modules that make up A-Level Classical Civilisation. The main modules are as follows:

Unit 1: Homer’s Odyssey and Society (F382)

Unit 2: Greek Tragedy in its Context (F384)

Unit 3: Art and Architecture in the Greek world (F388)

Unit 4: Virgil and the World of the Hero (F390)

HOME STUDY SUPPORT

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Your tutor will support you with your project formulation and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas.

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact a Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material in the Student Support Portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs

OCR recommend 180 guided learning hours for AS and 360 guided learning hours for A2.

COURSE RESOURCES

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You will also require the following text books for your course:

Homer Odyssey Translated by E V Rieu, revised translation by D C H Rieu (Penguin)

Aeschylus Agamemnon Translated by R F Fagles (Penguin)  

Sophocles Oedipus the King Translated by R F Fagles (Penguin)

Euripides Medea Translated by P Vellacott (Penguin)

Euripides Bacchae Translated by J Davie (Penguin)

Virgil Aeneid Translated by D West (Penguin)

Homer Iliad Translated by M Hammond (Penguin)

COURSE ASSESSMENT

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For each module there are two or three formal tutor-marked assessments which, when completed, should be sent to your tutor, via e-mail or conventional post. All of the information within the units is written in line with the requirements of the OCR examination board specification and the demands of the examination.

All units are broken down into clear subject topics, and students should spend the amount of time studying for each topic as advised by their course tutor. Each topic module has been written for ease of understanding and topic coverage may be of different length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided.

The AS and A2 modules link together and assessment is all done by examination as there is no coursework option.

HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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The A-level builds on the course content of the Classical Civilisation GCSE, but it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking the A-level. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literary and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE, though full tutor support is given throughout. Basic English reading and writing skills are required.

This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Classical Civilisation and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

COURSE FEES

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The enrolment fee for the A' Level Classical Civilisation (Full AS + A2) home study course is £393.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £315 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £78.75 and then 4 equal payments of £78.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you enrol.

COURSE QUALIFICATION & EXAMINATION FORMAT

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AS/A2 - A level in Classical Civilisation. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Specification: OCR (AS) H041 and OCR (A2) H441

Format of Examinations - AS Units 1 and 2

Each unit is worth 50% of the total marks available for the AS GCE, and 25% for the A2 GCE if taken. The papers are each 90 minutes long and each carry 100 marks.

Unit 1: Homer’s Odyssey and Society

Section A: commentary question (45 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having three sub sections.

Section B: essay question (55 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is given for each of the essay questions.

Unit 2: Greek Tragedy in its context

Section A: commentary question (45 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having three sub sections.

Section B: essay question (55 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is given for each of the essay questions.

A2 Units 3 and 4

Each unit is worth 25% of the total marks available for the A2 GCE. The papers are each 2 hours and each carry 100 marks.

Unit 3: Art and Architecture in the Greek world

Section A: commentary question (50 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having two sub sections.

Section B: essay question (50 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two. This unit is synoptic.

Unit 4: Virgil and the world of the hero

Section A: commentary question (50 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having two sub sections.

Section B: essay question (50 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two. This unit is synoptic.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Your course fee covers the full syllabus that you will need to successfully complete the A' Level Classical Civilisation home study course with 24 months full tutor support.

1. Course Syllabus, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning

2. A full range of student services, including:

Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)

Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)

NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)

Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan

Guide to Effective Study Techniques

How to approach exams without fear

3. An accredited qualification upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body OCR.

4. Two year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone

5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students

FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION

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If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

For Windows:

Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:

Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

WHAT TO DO NOW?

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Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page (you do not need a PayPal account) for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you.  A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.

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