13CLS

NCEA Level 3 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 3 there is an emphasis on the messages of Roman propaganda delivered through the great artworks and architecture present in the empire, and the life and legacy of Alexander the Great and the success of his policies. 

Content/Skills:

  • Heroes of the ancient world
  • Alexander the Great
  • Propaganda in Roman art and architecture
  • Roman epic

This course is a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trip to University of Canterbury.


Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits at Level 2 Classical Studies or History, or in consultation with Mrs Hampton. 

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. 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. 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.

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.