13CLS

NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs G. Fernandez

Classical Studies is about the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. It is an exciting course and challenges students and their ways of thinking.

It focuses on:

  • Famous people who influenced our ideas & values and shaped the world we live in.
  • Myths about ancient Gods and heroes and how & why they still captivate and intrigue modern society.
  • Philosophical ideas and beliefs about the different natures of man and the ideal human qualities.
  • Artworks and buildings, and how they reflect the creativity and ingenuity of classical societies and form the basis for modern art and architecture.

Therefore:

Classical Studies is a suitable subject for students who enjoy variety in their learning. It is engaging and relevant for our students and the global world we live in.

It provides:

  • Cultural enrichment 
  • Understanding of the origins of western civilisation.

It also helps develop skills, including:

  • Literacy
  • Communication, organization and research
  • Critical and creative thinking

Classical Studies therefore enhances personal growth and teaches knowledge and skills that are applicable to a wide range of occupations.

2021 COURSE OUTLINE:

VIRGIL'S AENEID: 

This is about the amazing world of Emperor Augustus and his Rome AND about the ideals of love and war, devotion and duty, destiny and personal development.

BEAUTY ACROSS THE AGES:

With a focus on Aphrodite/Venus we investigate how classical art influenced the work of future generations.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND HIS POLICY OF FUSION:

How Alexander's intention to fuse the races (Greeks and Persians) brought about a mutiny and the death of some of his closest friends.

ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE:

How Roman Emperors used art and architecture ( eg the Colosseum) to promote themselves and why these  buildings continue to inspire and influence modern practices in design and engineering.

"Classics is about building knowledge and developing critical thinking, not passing on information" Associate Professor of Classics, Canterbury University

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits in any Year 12 course or by HOD approval.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Costs: Possibly $20-40 for field trip.
Stationery: Ring-binder, refill and clear copysafe pockets.

Pathway

Classical Studies students are well prepared to enter a wide range of careers and courses.
Our past students are now employed in a huge variety of careers. For example:
Marketing, digital technology, journalism, law, architecture, travel, broadcasting, publishing, human resources, art galleries & museums, teaching, theater/performance, banking, diplomatic service, and SO MANY MORE



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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.

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