03CLS

Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Watson

Are you a fan of the Greek gods? Does Greek mythology concern, but also interest you?

In this course we study the Ancient Greek Hero and how this has influenced other time periods. We look at the madness of Heracles, the piety of Aeneas, and the heroism of Katniss Everdeen. We also look at Plato's philosophies surrounding the different forms of love, and the dangers of a lack of education. 

In the external exams we look at the messages communicated in Greek and Roman art, and the Greek tragedy, Antigone, in which a young woman must decide which is more important - her loyalty to her family, or to her city state.

In Classics we look at questions concerning:

  • The nature and limits of human nature
  • The role of religion in human life
  • The purpose and scope of social and political organisations
  • The place of literature, myth, and history in civilisation.

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

Classics not only illuminates the past, but is entirely relevant to the present.

Recommended Prior Learning

There are no pre-requisites for L3 Classical Studies, but it is highly recommended that you have achieved NCEA at Level 2.  To achieve, you will be expected to be able to read and explain a variety of sources as well as write detailed essays at level 7 of the curriculum. Level 3 Classical Studies is an academically focused course.

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
Total Numeracy 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.