NCEA Level 2 Classical Studies
Level 2
Number of Credits: 22

Entry Recommendations: Completion of NCEA Level 1or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: Many features of modern society have their origins in the ancient world.  The influence of Greece and Rome on our history, art, political institutions and thinking has been immense, while the forms and themes of much western literature have been heavily influenced by the work and thinking of the classical writers.  The New Zealand syllabus provides for the study of the Greek civilisation through topics from its history, art and literature.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Interpretation of ancient sources
  • Essay writing using ancient evidence
  • Understanding classical ideas and values
  • Evaluating art and architecture in its classical context

Course Costs: Nil.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies.

Assessment

AS 91200
Examine ideas and values of the classical world
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91201
Examine significant features of art in the ancient world
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91202
Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world
4 Credits
Literacy
Research/Report
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 91204
Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
6 Credits
Literacy
Report/Presentation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 4
Level 2 Classical Studies