Classics Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Peterson
Studying Classics fosters academic excellence by activating students' intellectual curiosity and ability to inquire into human experience across time and place.
Classical Studies offers students the chance to engage with and examine some of the fascinating literature, artifacts and individuals of the classical period. Students look closely at ancient Athenian society through the eyes of the great Aristophanes and students will be internally assessed on how his ideas help set the stage for modern comedy.
The course then fast forwards to the Roman Empire and we see the world through the eyes of the Gladiator entering the arena and closely examine Ancient Roman society. We analyse how these ideas can be woven into understanding the Warrior complex, first established by the fascinating Spartan civilisation. Students will also be both externally and internally assessed on this aspect of the course.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is open for this course however an interest in ancient Greek and Roman history would be beneficial to those choosing to study this course.
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26
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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