Teacher in Charge: G. HamptonRecommended 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).
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.
This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.
Field trip: Potential architecture trip to Oamaru.