3CLAA

Level 3 Classical Studies with Religious Studies*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

Classical Studies with Religious Studies is a course for students who are confident in their Classics knowledge. This course requires students to use their previous knowledge to critically analyse religions, Ancient Roman history, how this interweaves with mythology and research independently an ideology of the Ancient world, e.g. witchcraft, patriarchal society, glorification of warfare, death and the afterlife.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Reading and writing - how to plan and write extended essays. Students will read chapters of the Aeneid and examine how the ideas and values of Ancient Rome are evident in the text. All assessments are written and it is strongly recommended that students are confident in their writing. 
  • Religious Studies: Hasidic Judaism and Christianity will be analysed in relation to the questions, where did we come from? What is our purpose? This is in relation to the origin of mankind and students will compare this to evolution.
  • Critical thinking - exploring ideas from ancient society and how these are reflected in modern society.  
  • Virgil's Aeneid: Students will read Virgil's Aeneid (the Roman Odyssey) which tells the epic tale of Aeneas, the first Roman hero who flees the burning city of Troy to found what will become Rome. It is essential that students have read Homer’s Odyssey beforehand to ensure that they are familiar with the complex nature of Ancient epics. The study of this book focuses on Aeneas’ tortured love affair with Queen Dido, the divine intervention of the gods, heroism and the power of Aeneas as the first Roman hero. This is also used for an internal based on heroism.
  • Communication skills - contributing to group and class discussions. Classics is a discussion based subject and students will learn through class and group discussions to develop their critical thinking of the content. Written communication is also important for success in this subject.
  • Ideology of the Ancient World - this is student led and you can choose which ideology you would like to focus on for the last internal. Ideologies can include: death and the afterlife, witchcraft, glorification of war, patriarchal society.  

  • Research Skills - how to research credible information and integrate this into your written work. This is important for the assessments as well as class work. 


Resources Required

1B8 exercise book
Glue stick
Pens

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90827 v3
NZQA Info
Religious Studies 3.4 - Analyse the key beliefs of a religious tradition and a secular world view in relation to ultimate questions
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91394 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.1 - Analyse ideas and values of the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91397 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91398 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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