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National 3 Classical Studies (Course Code: C715 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Classical Studies?

Classical Studies develops your knowledge and understanding of classical Greek and Roman civilisations by comparing these societies with the modern world. You will use investigating and analysing skills to understand, explain and link the classical and modern worlds.

Classical Studies also provides you with a useful background for work such as comparative literary studies, classical languages, archaeology, medieval studies and European studies.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

On this course you will develop knowledge and understanding of classical Greek and Roman civilisations by comparing these societies with the modern world. You will develop information handling skills to help you understand and link the classical and modern worlds.

This course makes a distinctive contribution to the curriculum through its study of the religious, political, social, moral and cultural values and practices of classical Greek and Roman societies. It therefore explores the breadth of human relationships within these societies and helps learners explore how these compare to modern life.

The course has three compulsory units.

Life in Classical Greece (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Classical Literature (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Life in the Roman World (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all three units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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