Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. McIlwrick

Classical Studies involves a number of different areas of study in the ancient Greek and Roman world including:

• Mythology (gods and goddesses, concentrating on the Olympians).

• Literature (Homer’s Odyssey, the return of the Greeks from Troy).

• Art and Architecture (the buried city of Pompeii), and

• Social History (the lives of the Romans and the Spartacus revolt).


The internal standards involve researching and communicating ideas about aspects of Greek and Roman society.

All Level 2 Classical Studies standards can contribute to UE Literacy (reading) and the external standards can contribute to UE Literacy (writing).   

Internal assessment 10 credits. External assessment 8 credits.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in NCEA Level 1 History or 8 external credits in NCEA Level 1 English, or approval from Miss Foster or Mr McIlwrick. An enjoyment of reading is an advantage.


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