12CLS

NCEA Level 2 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Hampton

Classics is the study of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Both cultures have greatly influenced the development of Western civilisation. It is a multidisciplinary subject that covers history, art, literature and philosophy. 

In Classics we delve into the ancient world, learning about how the ancient cultures lived and comparing that to our own society. Students will develop essential skills such as the ability to gather, analyse and communicate information, to think laterally and creatively, to articulate unique points of view. 

At Level 2 there is an emphasis on the messages of Greek mythology, the idea of heroism  in the ancient world and investigating how the ancient Romans lived. 

Content/Skills:

  • Classical mythology;
  • The Greek hero Odysseus;
  • The destruction of the city of Pompeii; and
  • Greek and Roman Art and Architecture.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trip: Potential architecture trip to Oamaru.


Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 History or English.

This course should be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91200 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 2.1 - Examine ideas and values of the classical world
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91201 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 2.2 - Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91202 v3
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91204 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.