Classical Studies is the study of Greece and Roman culture and history: 500 and 23BC. We study 2 history topics: ‘The Greek/Persian Wars’ (what the film 300 is really about) and ‘The Fall of the Roman Republic’ (Julius Caesar and his activities).
We also look at Greek drama, a tragedy and a comedy. There are 3 essays completed under timed conditions for each topic as well as 4 folio tasks which assess students’ knowledge in a more creative manner. i.e. short answers, multi-module, oral, creative writing.
There is also a 2000 word essay on a topic of the student’s own choice. This is the externally assessed component of the course. There is no SACE examination in this subject.
This subject is accepted for entry to tertiary courses including university courses.