12 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 12 course introduces you to aspects of the world of ancient Greece.
In 2021 you will focus on the following topics:
Greek Mythology: Creation myths, gods and goddesses, heroes, the Trojan War.
Athens in the 5th Century: A study of the history of Athens in the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age”), the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, and the key figures from this period.
Literature with reference to contemporary social values:
EITHER: Greek Tragedy: The play Antigone by Sophocles.
OR: The Odyssey: Homer’s epic tale of the Greek hero Odysseus and his adventures as he travels home after the Trojan War.
Athenian Art and Architecture: The iconic temples of the acropolis in Athens and sculpture from the 5th Century BC.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
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.