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Ancient history

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

Ancient history enriches student’s appreciation of humanity, introducing them to a range of cultures and beliefs, and the origin and influence of ideas, values and behaviours that are still relevant in the modern world.

Students develop critical thinking skills - interpreting, analysing and weighing evidence; synthesising evidence from a variety of sources; and developing reasoned and evidence-based arguments as they investigate themes, people and events of the ancient world. Students learn to analyse and challenge accepted theories and interpretations, especially in the light of new evidence or technologies and gain an understanding of the nature of conservation and preservation of the past.

To be successful in this course a student needs to have sound literacy skills (Naplan band 7 or higher) and an interest in the humanities.

Further information is available on the Ancient history syllabus website.

Year 11

Course modules:

  • investigating ancient history
  • case studies
  • features of ancient societies
  • historical investigation

Year 12 

Course modules:

  • Core study: Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Ancient societies
  • Personalities in their times
  • Historical periods