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Classical Studies - Level 2


In a sense Classics is the first and oldest area of study - the field is not limited to a single method or discipline, but instead investigates Greek and Roman culture and its influence up to the present day in all its richness and diversity, its familiarity and strangeness.

Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Entry requirements: None, however it is advantageous if you have achieved at least TWO achievement standards in literacy-rich subjects such as Classical Studies, History, English, Languages, Music or Art.

Content: A selection of contexts that may include: Pompeian Paintings and Roman Amphitheatres, The Great Fire of Rome; Birth or Death Practices in the Classical and Modern World; Athenian socio-political life.

Skills: Classical Studies is one of the most varied and interdisciplinary of all subjects, consequently this course caters to a diverse range of interests and aims to further develop ability in thinking critically about sources and examining values of the classical world.  Students will also develop both their written and oral communication skills.

Course Costs: Please be aware that this course has associated costs. By selecting this course you are requested to make contributions connected to its delivery, $10 for 3 workbooks.


Internal Achievement Standards

Level 2       2 Achievement Standards     10 credits in total

External Achievement Standards

Level 2       2 Achievement Standards     10 credits in total

This course offers 20 UE Reading and 10 UE Writing credits.

Where does it lead? NCEA Level 3

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For further information: Come and have a chat with

Mr Burney in L5 bub@cghs.school.nz or

Ms Hornsey in S4 or 104 hns@cghs.school.nz