Classical Studies Level 3

Classical Studies is the study of the people, places, and events of the classical world and how they influence the modern world.


Classical Studies Level 3 (Full Year) (L3CLSTF)

Prior Learning: Level 2 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, viewed from their own cultural perspectives and those of others, Classical studies prepares for informed and active citizenship in New Zealand and the modern world. The Level 3 course is based on the Classical Studies key concepts as evidenced in the contexts of study. The year will be divided into 3 units: Alexander the Great, Virgil’s Aenied – Epic story of the Trojan War to the foundation of Rome and Roman Art and Architecture.

Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
91397 3 6 L1 Lit, R Lit Classical Studies 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world Assignment
91398 3 6 L1 Lit, R Lit Classical Studies 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time Assignment
91394 3 4 L1 Lit, B Lit Classical Studies 3.1 – Analyse ideas and values of the classical world Exam External
91395 3 4 L1 Lit, B Lit Classical Studies 3.2 – Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world Exam External
91396 3 6 L1 Lit, B Lit Classical Studies 3.3 – Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on 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 that students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

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  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries