NCEA Level 2 Classical Studies 201

CLS201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Lomax

Classical Studies 201

In this course, we study Greek mythology (including the Gods and Heroes), famous ancient battles (like the 300 Spartans versus Persia), iconic Greek art works and buildings (like the Parthenon) and an epic story of trying to get home (The Odyssey). This course offers an introduction to the subject and will help students to develop a wide range of academic skills and build an understanding of how ancient societies shaped our own. We will explore ideas such as citizenship and society, culture and identity, empire and power, conflict, and art and aesthetics.


Course Overview

Term 1
Topic:
Greek Mythology

Assessment:
- Internal AS 91184 v2: Communicate understanding of an art history topic (4 credits)
- Internal AS 91204 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world & aspects of other cultures. (6 credits)

Term 2
Topics:
Greek Mythology
Greece versus Persia

Assessment:
- Internal AS 91204 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world & aspects of other cultures. (6 credits)
- Internal AS 91202 v3: Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world (4 credits)

Term 3
Topic:
Homer's Odyssey

Assessment:
- Practice for external AS 91200 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the ideas and values in the classical world.

Term 4
Topic:
Homer's Odyssey: revision for external examination

Assessment:
- External AS 91200 v2: Demonstrate understanding of the ideas and values in the classical world (4 credits)

Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies 301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

No days out of school are planned at this stage although should a relevant exhibition or university day occur a trip may take place.


Recommended Prior Learning

12 or more credits from Achievement Standards in English or a Social Science course (ie History, Geography).


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91184 v2 Art History 2.5 - Communicate understanding of an art history topic
Assessments:
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2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91200 v2 Classical Studies 2.1 - Examine ideas and values of the classical world
Assessments:
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2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91202 v3 Classical Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world
Assessments:
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Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91204 v2 Classical Studies 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.