A Level in Classical Civilisation

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AS Level

Classification Code: H041

Unit 1: Homer’s Odyssey and Society
Unit 2: Greek Tragedy in its Context

Each unit is examined separately in a separate exam. This makes it easier for you, the candidate, to focus your revision on each unit in turn, rather than having to revise both together. 
The examination is 90 minutes long and has 100 marks available.

The examinations for Units 1 and 2 are equally weighted.

The examination has two sections: A and B.
Section A is worth 55 marks and is a commentary question.

In section A, candidates are required to answer one commentary question selected from a choice of two.

Candidates answer three sub-questions set.
Section B is worth 45 marks and is an essay.

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AS Level

Classification Code: H041

Unit 1: Homer’s Odyssey and Society
Unit 2: Greek Tragedy in its Context

Each unit is examined separately in a separate exam. This makes it easier for you, the candidate, to focus your revision on each unit in turn, rather than having to revise both together. 
The examination is 90 minutes long and has 100 marks available.

The examinations for Units 1 and 2 are equally weighted.

The examination has two sections: A and B.
Section A is worth 55 marks and is a commentary question.

In section A, candidates are required to answer one commentary question selected from a choice of two.

Candidates answer three sub-questions set.
Section B is worth 45 marks and is an essay.

In section B, candidates are required to answer one essay question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is provided for the candidate for each essay question.

Candidates therefore answer two questions in total.

A2 Level

Classification Code: H441Unit 3: Art and Architecture in the Greek World


Unit 4: Virgil and the World of the Hero 

As with the AS, each unit is examined separately, at a different examination. The A2 Units are subtitled ‘synoptic’.
Only examinations for A2 are ‘synoptic’. The structure of the examination, in which you are asked to draw your own links and comparisons between texts or materials, gives them that status. 
The examination is 120 minutes long and has 100 marks available.

The examinations for Units 3 and 4 are equally weighted.

The examination has two sections: A and B.
Section A is worth 50 marks and is a commentary question.

In section A candidates are required to answer one commentary questionselected from a choice of two.

Candidates answer the two commentary sub-questions set.
Section B is worth 50 marks and is an essay.

In section B, candidates are required to answer one essay from a choice of two.

Candidates therefore answer two questions in total.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

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