Level 2 Classical Studies
Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Sharma
CLASSICAL STUDIES – YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
Classical Studies is the study of the people, places, and events of the classical world and how they influence the modern world. It is an interdisciplinary subject where students engage with literature, languages, art, history, science, technology, religion, and philosophy. In this subject, students explore community, cultural identity, values, and perspectives and think critically about human behaviour and relationships to appreciate the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome, understand the past and the present, and to imagine possible futures.
This course covers concepts such as empire and power, conflict, citizenship and art. Topics include the politics of the late Roman Republic, the work of Homer and art and architecture in the ancient world. Internals involve the impact and consequences of the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii and a comparison of the movie Troy with Homer’s Iliad.
14 credits in Level 1 History or English, or 14 credits from an appropriate subject at the discretion of the TIC Classical Studies and/or Head of Social Sciences.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.