Classical Studies - Level 2

CLS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Howard

Classical Studies involves the study of aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman History, Art and Literature.

• Roman and Greek Literature
• Roman Art and Architecture
• Ancient Roman History and Philosophy


Course Overview

Term 1
Homer’s Odyssey
This is a Greek literature topic that you can use to answer short answer extract based questions in Achievement Standard 2.1. The focus is on nine books from Homer’s Odyssey, recognized as the first novel written in the western world.

Internal assessment in 2.5 is completed in Term 1

Term 2
Art Of Pompeii & Herculaneum
This is a Roman art history topic that you can use to answer short answer extract based questions in Achievement Standard 2.2. The topic looks at mosaics, paintings and houses from the Pompeii and Herculaneum area devastated in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD with special reference to the following works:

The House of Pansa
The House of the Faun
The House of the Vetti
The Villa of the Mysteries
Harbour Scene from Stabiae
The Lost Ram
Perseus and Andromeda
The Death of Pentheus
The Trojan Horse
Portrait of Terentius Neo and his Wife
The Dionysiac Frieze
Wall from the Villa of Publius Fannius Sinistor
Alexander Mosaic
Nilotic Mosaic
Portrait of a Woman
The Sorceress and Client

Term 3
Roman Social Life

This is a Roman History topic that you can use to answer essay-based questions in Achievement Standard 2.3. The topic looks at the day to day life of Roman citizens, soldiers and slaves as well as covering a brief history of Rome from it’s foundation in 753BC.
OR
Roman Politics
This is another Roman History topic that you can use to answer essay based questions in Achievement Standard 2.3. The topic looks at Rome in the age of Caesar and Cicero and the period of turmoil that followed.

Internal assessment for 2.3 is completed in Term 3

Term 4
Revision of topics for externals

Pathway

Classical Studies - Level 3, Geography - Level 3, History - Level 3

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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: 3, Week: 9
2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91202 v3 Classical Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91201 v2 Classical Studies 2.2 - Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 8
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91200 v2 Classical Studies 2.1 - Examine ideas and values of the classical world
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 8
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Academic librarian, Archaeologist, Archivist, Broadcast Journalist, Civil Service Administrator, Politician, Editor, Information Specialist, Curator, Lawyer, Researcher, Museum Specialist, Librarian, Museum Educator, Media, Marketing, Public Relations Professional, Proof Reader, Fact Checker (Publishing), Documentary Film Makers, Historians, Genealogists, Author, Teacher


Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.