Level 3 Classical Studies

13CLAS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Lantsbery

Year 13 Classical Studies is the study of the ancient civilization of Rome and explores its art, history, entertainment, literature, religion and philosophy. We analyse how the Emperors established power, maintained control and communicated their values to others. Students also learn how the past continues to influence the present.

This year we study:

Roman History

How do you use a cult of personality to become the sole ruler of an empire?


Virgil’s Aeneid

The study of the most famous of Roman heroes and how legends are used as propaganda.


War

Attitudes towards war and how it was used by the emperors for control and bringing culture to the world.


Roman Art and Architecture/Roman Entertainment

How art and architecture communicated messages and entertained the masses to keep them in check.




Course Overview

Term 1
Establishing power - the cult of personality


Virgil's Aeneid - myth and propaganda

Term 2
Internal Assessment 1 - Ideologies

Portraits of Power - Art as propaganda

Introduction to Ancient Warfare

Term 3
Internal Assessment 2 - Showing links across time

Roman Entertainment - how to control the masses

Term 4
Revision

External Examinations

Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 2 Classical Studies, English or History, or at the discretion of the HOD.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91394 v2 Classical Studies 3.1 - Analyse ideas and values of the classical world
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91395 v2 Classical Studies 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91397 v2 Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
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
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* 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: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.