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Ancient Studies Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 2.0 - For teaching in 2022.
Accredited in May 2016 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2017.

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Content

In Stage 1 Ancient Studies, students investigate how the ancient world is, and has been, represented. They apply their inquiry skills to research and analyse primary and secondary sources and perspectives.

Students explore the ancient world by examining the differing ways in which it has been interpreted and represented from ancient to modern times. They consider the authentication, preservation, ownership, and/or display of material and artefacts from the ancient world.

Students investigate how people lived in the ancient world by examining evidence of the social, political, cultural, and/or economic institutions and structures. They explore the influence of some of the ideas and innovations that emerged from the ancient world.

Ancient Studies is a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject at Stage 1.

For a 10-credit subject, students explore two ancient societies or cultures. They study an aspect of the compulsory Topic 1: Understanding Ancient History and at least two additional topics in the context of the selected societies or cultures.

For a 20-credit subject, students explore four ancient societies or cultures. They study aspects of the compulsory Topic 1: Understanding Ancient History and at least four additional topics in the context of the selected societies or cultures.

The inquiry skills, societies and cultures for study, and topics are detailed in the following pages.