03CLS

Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Watson

"... Classics I loved because of the stories." 

Steven Adams - My Life, My Fight

In this course we study the influence Classical Greece and Rome has had on other cultures across time. We look at Plato's philosophies surrounding the different forms of love, what is the "perfect" form of something, and how Roman emperors used images of themselves as the first instance of #promo4promo.

In the external exams we look at the messages communicated in Greek and Roman art, and the epic poem, The Aeneid, where we follow the Roman hero Aeneas as he struggles between his desires and the will of the gods, in order to fulfil his destiny.  

If you're interested in the myths, the art, and the general world of Ancient Greece and Rome, Classics is for you!


Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum 10 credits from a Level 2 Social Sciences subject or English achievement standards subject (including at least one external from English or Social Sciences) OR HOLA/HOS approval. 

Credit Information

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91394 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.1 - Analyse ideas and values of the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91395 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91397 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91398 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 20
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.

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