St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 2 Classical Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hurley.

Recommended Prior Learning

There are no entry requirements for this course. However, it is beneficial to have achieved Level 1 credits in English.

This course focuses on the art and architecture, literature and historical events of both ancient Rome and Greece. Students will be required to understand and analyse the ideas and values of the classical world. Students should have good reading and writing skills for this course. Topics we will be studying include:

- Art History: a selection of art from Pompeii and Herculaneum

- Significant Events: the eruption of Vesuvius

 - Greek and Roman mythology

 - Literature: Homeric epic or Greek tragedy


Poppy Lawrence and Erin Webb entered the pop song contest for Classics month recreating the story of Orpheus and Eurydice in a capella to the tune of 'Watermelon Sugar' by Harry Styles. They came third!

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


Level 3 Classical Studies

Career Pathways

Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer, Secondary School Teacher, Librarian, Library Assistant, Tertiary Lecturer, Animator/Digital Artist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Records Adviser, Game Developer, Photographer, Policy Analyst


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.