Classical studies is the study of the people, places, and events of the classical world and how they influence the modern world.
Classical studies is an interdisciplinary subject: students engage with literature, languages, art, history, science, technology, religion, and philosophy.
For us this means the study of ancient Greece and Rome when they were at the height of their power. The time periods for us this year will be from @ 5th B.C to @ 100 AD.
In particular we will study: Roman society with student choice of an area of society to complete an assessment on; the slave rebellion of Spartacus; ancient Greek society and its influence on a form of their literature - Greek Tragedy and ; a study comparing well being and health in ancient societies and today.
An exciting year in Year 10 Classics which covers topics such as Sparta, themes in ancient literature, an introduction to philosophy, and a study of ancient public entertainment.
Skills taught in preparation for study of Classics at a senior level include resource interpretation, writing structured pieces of work, and inquiry skills.
Classical Studies is the study of the people, places and events of the classical world and how they influence the modern world. At year 9 we begin to understand this period of time through looking at heroism, the qualities of a good story, rites of passage and the winners and losers in ancient societies.