L3CLS

Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to year's course; Greek/Roman Mythology; The Trojan War; Study of Vergil's Aeneid
KEY DATES:

Term 2
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

Term 3
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

Term 4
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.

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91394 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.1 - Analyse ideas and values of the classical world

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6

A.S. 91475 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91476 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
3
3
3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 35
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 32
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.