Level 3 Classical Studies
Teacher in Charge: Mr E. Campbell
This subject studies aspects of the ‘Classical World’, that is Greece and the Roman Empire, from about 10,000 BC to the fall of Rome in 475 AD. Such study is important because most of the traditions, languages and culture of the so-called ‘Western World’ (and therefore of New Zealand) are based on the traditions, languages and culture of Classical Greece and Rome. In this course you will study the life and career of one of the greatest figures from the ancient world, Alexander the Great. You will learn about his successes, failures and his remarkable character and frightening ambition. The story of Rome’s mythical beginnings, The Aeneid by Virgil, will also be studied, with a particular focus on the nature of heroism from classical times to the modern era. In addition, the art of Greek vase painting may be explored. Learning about the gods and mythology are integral to the study of Classical Studies and this is present throughout the course.
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 2 Classical Studies, History, English or another Level 2 Social Science course, or by consultation with Mr Campbell.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.