NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies
Level 3
Number of Credits: 20

Entry Recommendations: Completion of NCEA Level 2.

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. This course provides for the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilisations through topics from the history, art and literature of Greece.

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

Assessment

AS 91395
Analyse the significance of works of art in the classical world
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91397
Demonstrate understanding of a significant ideology in the classical world
6 Credits
Literacy
Essay
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 4
AS 91398
Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
6 Credits
Literacy
Written report
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 8
AS 91394
Analyse ideas and values of the classical world
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 3 Classical Studies