NCEA Level 2 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Forrest

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in any Social Science subject, or in consultation with teacher in charge.

In 2023, Level 2 Classical Studies focuses on topics within three areas of the classical Greek world; literature, art and history. Topics will be:

  • Greek Social Life, Mythology, Religion and its influence on modern society
  • A selection of Greek art and architecture

There will also be a research component (2 papers) where we will look at a significant ancient event (The Eruption of Mt Vesuvius and the destruction/preservation of Pompeii) as well as comparing Greek Mythology to modern representations of the stories (e.g. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief or Hercules. This component is internally assessed and is worth 10 credits. 

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

A personal device is preferred for this subject.


Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies

Career Pathways

Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Barrister, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Records Adviser, Policy Analyst, Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ring Binder, A4 Refill, (14B8), Subject dividers

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.


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.