Year 12 Classical Studies - Heroes, Hitched and Disasters (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Wright

This course focuses on Ancient Roman social life, artwork and history as well as the epic Greek poem, the Odyssey. 

There are four assessments - two internals and two externals.

Heroes: Read Homer's Odyssey, the epic tale of one man's 10 year journey home from Troy. Complete with witches, sea nymphs, gods and monsters, this book is the original hero story with the resourceful Odysseus at its center. You will read 9 chapters of the book and study the ideas of heroism and divine intervention of the gods. This is essential learning for year 13 Classics.

Assessment: Classical Studies 2.1 External (4 credits)

Hitched: Compare and contrast Ancient Roman wedding ceremonies to modern day. This unit covers Roman social life, gender roles, gladiators, slavery, food, awful emperors and social hierarchy. This gives you a sound knowledge of Ancient Rome which is important for 3 assessments and also year 13 Classics. 

Assessment: Classical Studies 2.5 Internal (6 credits)

Disasters: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD buried two towns for centuries. Discover what life was like in Pompeii and Herculaneum through a series of documentaries by Mary Beard. The wilder side of life is exposed as is the dirty.

Assessment: Classical Studies 2.3 Internal (4 credits)

Art and Architecture: Learn about some gruesome and romantic myths through artwork. In this unit you will study the artwork to learn more about Ancient Roman society. The death of Pentheus, The rescue of Andromeda, The fall of Troy and Alexander the Great are studied. 

Assessment: Classical Studies External (4 credits)

This course is a good foundation for level three Classics as it covers vital skills such as critical thinking, literacy, creativity and collaboration.  

If you have any further questions on this course, please see Miss Wright in room 21 or Mrs Therkleson in the Deans room. 

Marian Maguire — Paper-Works


Year 13 Classical Studies - Mythology, Heroism and Life after Death (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021), Year 13 Classical Studies: Introduction to Greek Mythology

Contributions and Equipment

Exercise books as required
Glue sticks

Recommended Prior Learning

Students are more likely to enjoy this course and be successful if they have strong reading and writing skills.

You do not need to have taken 11CLAA or CLAL. 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91200 v2 Classical Studies 2.1 - Examine ideas and values of the classical world
A.S. 91201 v2 Classical Studies 2.2 - Examine the significance of features of work(s) of art in the classical world
A.S. 91202 v3 Classical Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world
A.S. 91204 v2 Classical Studies 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the classical world and aspects of other cultures
Total Credits

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

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