NCEA Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Forrest

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 14 credits at Level 2, including 5 credits in writing and 5 credits in reading from English and/or History.

The classical studies course looks at a range of disciplines: ancient literature, philosophy, politics, history and art history. The focus for Level 3 is on ancient Rome, in particular the period around 1 A.D . The study of the Roman values, mythology, politics and religion is an integral part of the course.

Topics include:

  • Roman Life and Philosophies
  • Roman art and its influence
  • The Leadership and Power of Augustus

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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