Level 3 Classical Studies
Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Williams
What will I learn and how will I learn?
Although some aspects of the Classical Greek world will be covered, all assessment work is derived from the study of ancient Rome. The course includes an overview of the classical world, Mythology - including Greek mythology; Greek/Roman gods; the Trojan War; the birth of Rome, Virgil’s Aeneid (epic Roman text) - Foci: beliefs, identity, power, and relationships, Roman history (Republic to Empire), and Augustus ( first Roman Emperor) - Foci: conflict, imperialism, leadership, and ideology. Classical Studies students learn to question cultural assumptions, think creatively, appreciate different cultures and value systems, develop writing and research skills, and to understand the cultural heritage of art and literature over time.
Conditions of Assessment
Both internals are ‘open’ assessments. They are worked on both in and outside of class.
Submitting Internal Assessment
Written report format. All notes and drafting must be submitted for authenticity purposes. Final report published in electronic format.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in students’ work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available.
Further Assessment Opportunities are available in every standard.
NCEA Scholarship. For pupils who are working at an Excellence standard at Level 3, there is the opportunity to sit the NCEA Scholarship examination this year.
Introduction to year's course; Greek/Roman Mythology; The Trojan War; Study of Vergil's Aeneid
Completion of study of Virgil's Aeneid;
AS91398 - Using the Greek hero Achilles, the Roman hero Aeneas (from Virgil) and a modern hero
KEY DATES: Week 7: AS91398 due for assessment; Week 8/9: Assessment week - examination essay on Virgil's Aeneid
Week 10: Completion of resubmission process if needed
The history of Rome (from village to empire) ; Study of Augustus;
AS91397 - Research; Preparation for external papers
KEY DATES: Week 1-2: Introduction to the Roman Empire; Week 3-6 Study of Augustus;
Week 7: AS91397 due for assessment; Week 9-10: Derived Grade examinations
Revision using preliminary examination results; NCEA Examinations
KEY DATES: Week 1-3: Revision using preliminary examination results; Week 4: NCEA examinations begin
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is open. However, a ‘reasonable degree’ of literacy is required to succeed.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 35
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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