Specification at a glance

AS Examinations  AS Award 1021

Unit 1 – CIV1

An introduction to an aspect of Classical Civilisation 1

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

65 marks

Candidates study one topic from a choice of six.

Candidates answer one structured, source-based question (from a choice of two) and one short essay on their chosen topic.

Unit 2 – CIV2

An introduction to an aspect of Classical Civilisation 2

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

65 marks

Candidates study one topic from a choice of six.

Candidates answer one structured, source-based question (from a choice of two) and one short essay on their chosen topic.

AS Examinations  AS Award  2012

Unit 3 – CIV3

A study of an aspect of Classical Civilisation 1

25% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

75 marks

Candidates study one topic from a choice of four.

Candidates answer one structured, source-based question (from a choice of two) and one extended essay on their chosen topic.

Unit 4 – CIV4

A study of an aspect of Classical Civilisation 2

25% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

75 marks

Candidates study one topic from a choice of four.

Candidates answer one structured, source-based question (from a choice of two) and one extended essay on their chosen topic.

Summary of units

Candidates study one topic for each unit. There are no prohibited combinations.

AS Examination 1021

Unit 1 – CIV1 

One from:

CIV1A Greek Architecture and Sculpture
CIV1B Athenian Democracy
CIV1C Aristophanes and Athens
CIV1D Women in Athens and Rome
CIV1E Menander and Plautus
CIV1F The Life and Times of Cicero

Unit 2 – CIV2

One from:

CIV2A Homer Iliad CIV2B Homer OdysseyCIV2C Athenian Vase Painting
CIV2D Athenian Imperialism
CIV2E Roman Architecture and Town Planning
CIV2F The Second Punic War

A2 Examination 2021

Unit 3 – CIV3 

One from:

CIV3A Mycenaean Civilisation
CIV3B The Persian Wars
CIV3C Greek Tragedy
CIV3D Augustus and the Foundation of the Principate

Unit 4 – CIV4

One from:

CIV4A Socrates and Athens
CIV4B Alexander
CIV4C Roman Epic
CIV4D Tiberius and Claudius