L3CLA

Classics Level 3

Course Description

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 closely examine the life of Augustus, his ideas and legacy and the contemporary epic poem Aeneid. Students will also be internally assessed on this aspect of the course. Externally students will be assessed on the ideas and values of the classical era as well as analysing the impact of significant historical figures.


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.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 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. 91396 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.3 - Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
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: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.

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