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 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.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
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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