Prerequisites Level 2 Classical Studies is recommended but not essential. Description The aim of this course is to stimulate students in a study of the classical world – without demanding a background of language skills – by offering a wide range of topics on historical, literary and artistic themes from specifically the Roman civilisation. The course provides opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and is designed to appeal to students with a range of abilities. The following three topics are studied throughout the year: • Virgil • Art of the Roman Empire • Heroism in the ancient and modern world These topics combine to give students a varied view of classical life and times and provide a sound base for tertiary classical studies.
Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with 8 of the 20 credits externally assessed through examination, and the remaining 12 credits internally assessed.
The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:
• AS 91394 (4 credits – external) Analyse ideas and values of the classical world. • AS 91395 (4 credits – external) Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world. • AS 91397 (6 credits – internal) Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world. • AS 91398 (6 credits – internal) Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time.
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