YEAR 13 CLASSICAL STUDIES: NCEA LEVEL 3
Classical Studies is a unique and fascinating subject that allows you to imaginatively live and explore the ancient past. Between them, the Greek and Roman civilisations embody and exemplify humanity’s highest achievements and this course will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the literature, mythology, artwork and philosophic ideas of the ancient world. Classics is a multidisciplinary subject requiring questioning, reading and understanding skills that are valued by employers and universities alike. It is also an academically challenging subject meaning both focus and effort are important to succeed.
At Level 3 four topics are covered, each worth 6 credits. Only one of these is assessed internally during the year. This means that of the 24 credits this course offers, 18 credits are gained in the exam at the end of the year. It is therefore vital that you attend all classes and keep good study notes in a clear and logical order.
The topics are as follows:
AS90511 3.1 Explain a passage or passages from a work of classical literature in translation. EXTERNAL
AS90514 3.4 Complete independent research on an area in the classical world. INTERNAL
AS90513 3.3 Explain in essay format an aspect of the classical world.
AS90512 3.2 Explain a work or works of classical art.
This course assumes a Year 12 knowledge level, so those who have not completed Level 2 NCEA Classics must catch up with readings/research in their own personal time. It is hoped that this course will provide you with important critical and analytical skills and a lifelong passion for the ancient world.