CLS300

Level 3 Classics

Course Description

Level Three Classics

Classical Studies 300 covers the study of the history, art and architecture, and literature of the Classical World of Greece and/or Rome. 

The course covers the influences of the Classical World on cultures over time, analysis of political ideologies, and a study of the power of art to convey narrative and of architecture to communicate political/religious/societal ideologies. 

Classical Studies 300 would suit a student with a strong interest in any of: psychology, history, art and architecture, politics, sociology, art, and/or literature. Students would benefit from taking subjects in any of the arts/humanities areas.

It is a Table A subject and provides U.E literacy credits across all standards.

The internal assessments for this course will be undertaken both in class and in the students’ own time. Reliable access to the internet, while not essential, is recommended. Students are encouraged to use the library in their own time to access digital information as well as make use of the very many resources available.

A good grasp of English as a language is helpful as there are aspects of the course that can be quite text heavy. Reading and writing are an unavoidable aspect of Classical Studies, and students are encouraged to read widely in their own time to support their study.

Classics 300 has a prerequisite - students must have achieved 14 credits at Level 2 in one of either English, History or Geography.  

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91395 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91396 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.3 - Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91397 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91398 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

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.