Classics

Mr M Robinson —

The following are the subjects available for study in 2021

Students will examine topics relating to the literature, history, art, architecture, and culture of the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome .  A good command of written English is essential, as assessments are in essay form.

Classical Studies:   12Cla   Full Year

Course Description: . Topics studied will include the mythology of Greece and Rome, the epic poem Homer's Odyssey, the history, architecture and sculpture of Ancient Athens. Internal assessment will focus on the relationship between ancient Greek gods/heroes and modern superheroes, and a significant event in the ancient world.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 12 credits in 11Ena, 11Enb or 11His is highly recommended. Other applicants will be considered on an individual case basis.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: Yes - 10 credits Reading, 8 credits Reading or Writing.

Next Step: 13Cla

Contact Person: Mr Robinson 


Classical Studies:   13Cla   Full Year

Course Description:  Topics studied are the conquests of Alexander the Great, Virgil’s Aeneid, and the art and architecture of the Roman Empire. Internal assessment will focus on Alexander the Great's relationship with the Persians.

Recommended Entry Criteria:  A minimum of 12 credits from 12Cla  (if studied) otherwise 12 credits from 12Ena/Enb or 12His, or 12Med, or a minimum of both external standards from Level 2 Classical Studies if they are the only two standards achieved. Other applicants will be considered on an individual case basis.

Qualifications to be gained:  Level 3 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: Yes - 6 credits Reading, 14 credits Reading or Writing.

UE Approved: Yes

Contact Person: Mr Robinson