13 Classical Studies
Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Wright
Classical Studies is the study of the people, places and events of ancient Greece and Rome through their history, literature, art and mythology. It teaches you to make links between past and present civilizations in order to better appreciate the influence of the Classical world on your own society. Classics also encourages the skills of critical thinking, attention to detail and clear communication.
The Year 13 course introduces you to aspects of the world of ancient Rome.
In 2021 you will focus on the following topics:
Augustus: In this historical study you will explore the often turbulent but always fascinating life, campaigns and reforms of the first Roman emperor and the key figures around him: Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
Roman Art and Architecture: A study of the style, purpose and subject matter of public art and architecture from all over the Roman Empire from Augustus to Constantine.
The Aeneid: This literary topic analyses the famous Roman epic poem with particular reference to contemporary Roman social values. The poem tells the story of Aeneas, his escape from the Trojan War and his adventures as he journeys to Italy to found a new people.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.