Ancient History


Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Classical Studies (2AHISY)

About the subject

In Ancient Studies students learn about the history, literature, society and culture of ancient civilisations, which may include Asia–Australia, the Americas, Europe and Western Asia, and the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome.

Students draw on many other fields of study including architecture, politics, religion and geography. The study of Ancient Studies and Classical Studies enables students to consider environmental, social, economic, religious, cultural, and aesthetic factors that shape societies and provide personal and shared identity.

For a 10-credit subject, students study at least two ancient societies or cultures


At Stage 1, assessment is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Folio
  • Sources Analysis
  • Special Study.
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