Ancient Studies


Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

In Ancient Studies, students learn about the history, literature, society, and culture of ancient civilisations. These societies may include those of Asia-Australia, the Americas, Europe, and Western Asia/North Africa, and the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome. 


Students provide evidence of their learning through seven assessments, including the external assessment component. Students undertake:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
Four Skills and Applications tasks 50%
Two Connections tasks 20%

External Assessment
One Inquiry 30%

Assessment Type 1: Skills and Applications (50%). This consists of four assessment tasks, consisting of a broad range of assessments such as essays, sources analysis, reports, short answer questions, and multimodal presentations.

Assessment Type 2: Connections (20%). This consists of two assessment tasks focused on researching and making connections between ancient societies, between an ancient society and a contemporary society, or within ancient societies. 

External Assessment

Students produce one literary, societal, or historical inquiry, which is presented as an informed and persuasive argument. The inquiry allows students to explore an area of individual interest, and is presented as either a 2000 word essay or 12-minute multimodal presentation.

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