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.
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.