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Ancient Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 2.0 - For teaching in 2022.
Accredited in May 2016 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2018.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content


Stage 2 Ancient Studies is a 20-credit subject that consists of the study of three topics selected from a list of seven topics. Students also complete an externally assessed individual inquiry developed in consultation with the teacher.

Students study the topics in the context of one or more societies. They use both primary and secondary sources to develop knowledge and understanding of the society. Students evaluate the significance of relevant selections from the works of ancient historians, writers, poets, philosophers, and/or thinkers, and of later historians and/or archaeologists, in the study of these societies.

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