Classical Studies Level 2

Classical Studies Level 2 (Full Year) (L2CLSTF)

Prior Learning: Level 1 Literacy preferred and a passion or interest in the Classical World would be an advantage
Future Pathways/Subjects:
This course is designed for students who wish to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the Classical World. Classical Studies encourages students to make links between the past and present civilisations, to imagine a possible future. By exploring diverse values and traditions, view from their own cultural perspectives and those of others, Classical Studies prepares students for informal and active citizenship in New Zealand and the modern world. The Level 2 course is based on the Classical Studies key concepts as evidenced in the contexts of study. The year will be divided into 4 units: The Big Bang – The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, The Odyssey by Homer, Life in Ancient Athens and The Spartan 300.

Standard Number  Level  Credits  LIt / Num  Full Title  Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
 91202  2  4  L1 Lit, R Lit Classical Studies 2.3 – Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world  Assignment
 91204  2  6  L1 Lit, R Lit Classical Studies 2.5 – Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures  Assignment
 91200  2  4  L1 Lit, B Lit Classical Studies 2.1 – Examine ideas and values of the classical world  Exam  External
 91203  2  6  L1 Lit, B Lit Classical Studies 2.4 – Examine socio-political life in the classical world  Exam  External

 Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects at Level 1. It shows the progress to achieving a formal Vocational Pathways Award.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries