12 Classical Studies

12CLS
Course Description

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.


Pathway

13 Classical Studies

Classical Studies can be studied for its own enjoyment and interest. It leads on to a wide range of career paths which involve analytical thought, creative expression, research and communication skills. It may also be studied in Year 13 and at University. It is particularly helpful to students of Art History, English, History and Latin.

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91200 v2 Classical Studies 2.1 - Examine ideas and values of the classical world
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91201 v2 Classical Studies 2.2 - Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91202 v3 Classical Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91204 v2 Classical Studies 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
2
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

journalism, archaeology, law, librarianship, architecture, drama, museums and art galleries, art, anthropology, archaeology, languages, philosophy, science and medicine, teaching, business, management, foreign affairs, trade and industry, administration


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