Ancient Studies

Why should I study Ancient Studies?

Ancient civilisations never fail to hold people’s fascination. Take an opportunity to learn about some of them by doing Ancient Studies at Stage 1 or Stage 2. Whether it’s the power and glory of Rome, the magic and mystery of Egypt, the crucible of democracy of Greece, or the technological prowess of China, the study of ancient societies can give us insight into the world we live in.

Where does Ancient Studies lead?

Ancient studies can lead you to further studies at university:

  • History
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Any work or higher education that requires strong writing and analysis skills

What work will I do in Ancient Studies?

This course draws on many other fields of study, such as architecture, politics, religion, and geography. Students will consider the environmental, social, economic, religious, cultural, and aesthetic factors that shape our societies. You will learn how to analyse historical sources, present an argument in an essay, and creatively explore aspects of the ancient world.

The Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses are somewhat flexible, but students can expect to learn about ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, along with other ancient societies based on student interest and the teacher’s expertise.

What do other students think about Ancient Studies?

… it is a great introduction to learning about history and the course is designed to be accessible and interesting to learn about…

See the rest of the testimonial in the video at the top of this page.

Where can I find more information about Ancient Studies?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:

Who teaches Ancient Studies?

Carl Umber

Matt Paxton