13 Classical Studies

13CLS
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 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 AeneidThis 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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91394 v2 Classical Studies 3.1 - Analyse ideas and values of the classical world
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91395 v2 Classical Studies 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91397 v2 Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91398 v2 Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

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