NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies 301

CLS301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Lomax

Classical Studies 301

In this course we study both ancient Greece and ancient Rome. We look at the ancient Olympic Games, the mythology (Gods and heroes), their religion and important Roman leaders. We also learn about how Roman Emperors used art and architecture as propaganda. This course 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.

18 Credit (more available if needed- see the TIC); UE Approved Subject


Course Overview

Term 1
Topic: The ancient Greek Olympic Games

Assessment:
Internal AS 91398: Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time (6 credits)

Term 2
Topic: Roman Religion, Mystery Cults and ancient Christianity

Assessment:
Internal AS 91397: Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world (6 credits)

Term 3
Topic: A totally awesome Roman leader (to be decided by students)

Assessment:
Derived Grade Exam for External AS 91396: Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world

Term 4
Topic: Revision of External topic (a totally awesome Roman leader)

Assessment:
External AS 91396: Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world (6 credits)

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

This is a literacy heavy subject. You should have 12 credits from a level 2 subject which is literacy rich (eg English or History etc). Ideally you should already have your 10 UE literacy credits.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91396 v2 Classical Studies 3.3 - Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
A.S. 91397 v2 Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: null, Week: null
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91398 v2 Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: null, Week: null
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.