National 4 Classical Studies (Course Code: C715 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 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.

Career Pathways

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What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

The Course will develop your investigating and thinking skills to help you understand and link the classical and modern worlds.

The 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 compares and contrasts these with modern life.

The course has three compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

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:

Added Value Unit: Classical Studies: Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all the units including the practical unit 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):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Classical Studies (National 4)