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Classical Civilisation A Level

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

An 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, thought and culture. In this home study course you'll cover both social and historical contexts in order to understand the legacy of the classical world.

Topics include:
Unit 1: Homer’s world of the hero: The Odyssey, 1
Unit 2: Homer's world of the hero: The Odyssey, 2
Unit 3: Virgil's world of the hero: The Aeneid, 1
Unit 4: Virgil's world of the hero: The Aeneid, 2
Unit 5: Greek theatre: Oedipus the King
Unit 6: The theatre of Dionysus: Bacchae
Unit 7: Old comedy: Frogs
Unit 8: The gods
Unit 9: Greek workship, sacrifice, festivals and oracles
Unit 10: Sanctuary sites: Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia

What do I need to know?

No previous knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.

Awarding Body

Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations

Course info


GCE A Level or equivalent

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Payment by instalments available.

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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