Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Crowley

This course studies the civilisations of classical Greece and Rome. The course incorporates history, literature and art from these periods, most of which is the very foundation of our culture and society in present day New Zealand. It involves the study of Alexander the Great and his conquest of the Persian Empire, the founding of the Roman Empire by the Emperor Augustus, the Colosseum and other famous structures and art works. 

Classical Studies enables students to think critically about the world around them, make links between the past and the influence it has on them today, gather, classify and analyse evidence, judge opposing opinions and present conclusions appropriately.

Recommended Entry Criteria

14 credits in Level 2 Classics/English, History or Psychology, or discuss with teacher in charge.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
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
6r,6w *
A.S. 91397 v2 Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
6r *
A.S. 91398 v2 Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
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.

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, Advertising, Proof Reader, Fact Checker (Publishing), Documentary Film Makers, Historians, Genealogists, Author, Teacher.


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