Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Masters
Classical Studies, at Year 12, revisits the world of Homer and explores our Western heritage embodied in art and literature of antiquity.
What to know where we got Democracy and most of our ideas, culture, myths, legends and English language from?
The topics covered are:
•Greek and Roman Mythology - An overview and introduction, Gods, Monsters, Myths, Heroes and Greek values!
•Homer’s Odyssey - One of the all time classic adventure stories/hero quest - which Hollywood still bases a lot of its
films on today!
• The Persian/Greek Wars - 480 BC to 479 BC. Let Battle Commence! You get to pick one of the key Battles between the
invading hoards of the Persian Army VS the rag tag alliance of Greek City States. This era has become well know with
films such as '300' - celebrating the Spartans holding out against great odds at Thermopylae and '300 Rise of an
Empire' - which uses the massive sea battle of Salamis for inspiration.
• Athenian Art and Architecture. Concentrating on the Golden Age of Athenian Art and Architecture - in the 400s BC, key
works such as The Acropolis complex in Athens, with the world famous Parthenon Temple, are covered, alongside
many famous sculptures and statues of the Ancient Greek World.
Recommended Prior Learning
L1 History but not essencial. The L2 Classics course has a general introduction built in at the beginning of the course to cover all things Greek, from Gods and Monsters to classical heroes!
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A willingness to fully engage in debates and share your opinions and ideas. A curiosity to find out more and engage in wider reading/watching online and research. An imagination and empathy to beam yourself back to Ancient Greece and put yourself into the sandals and hands of the Olympian Gods!
Should you be brave enough for this Classical Adventure you will need: A Red exercise book, pens, pencils, some A4 presentation folders and sturdy pair of sea legs!
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
The Standards offered are correct at time of writing
Course content may change by the start of the year