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HSC Ancient History Tutoring


HSC Anceint History course at Wisdom Education will assist students to gain critical thinking skills to solve complex problems in your exams.


As dictated by the Board of Studies, the Syllabus break down is as follows:


  • Part I: Core: Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum - 25% of course time 

  • Part II: ONE Ancient Society - 25% of course time 

  • Part III: ONE Personality in Their Time - 25% of course time 

  • Part IV: ONE Historical Period - 25% of course time 


The course requires study from at least TWO of the following areas: 

  1. Egypt 

  2. Near East 

  3. Greece 

  4. Rome


Note: The core study, Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum, is a Roman  study.


The objectives of this syllabus are addressed through eight topics:


TERM 4 / 2015

  • Part I: Core Study: Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum

    • Principal Focus: Students investigate the range and nature of archaeological and written 

      sources available for the study of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum through an 

      exploration of issues relating to reconstruction, ownership and custodianship of the past. 

    • Geographical context 

    • The nature of sources and evidence

    • Investigating, reconstructing and preserving the past


TERM 1 / 2016

  • Part II: Ancient Societies

    • Egypt 

      A Society in Old Kingdom Egypt Dynasties III–VI 

      B Society in New Kingdom Egypt to the death of Amenhotep III 

      C Society in New Kingdom Egypt during the Ramesside period, Dynasties XIX and XX

    • Near East 

      D Assyrian society from Sargon II to Ashurbanipal 

      E Society in Israel from Solomon to the fall of Samaria 

      F Persian society at the time of Darius and Xerxes

    • Greece 

      G The Bronze Age – Minoan Crete 

      H The Bronze Age – Mycenae 

      I Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC 

      J Athenian society in the time of Pericles 


TERM 2 / 2016 

  • Part III: Personalities in Their Times

    • Egypt 

      A Hatshepsut 

      B Akhenaten 

      C Ramesses II

    • Near East 

      D Sennacherib 

      E Xerxes 

      F Hannibal

    • Greece 

      G Pericles 

      H Alexander the Great 

      I Cleopatra VII

    • Rome 

      J Tiberius Gracchus 

      K Julius Caesar 

      L Agrippina the Younger


TERM 3 / 2016 

  • Part IV: Historical Period

    • Egypt 

      A Egypt: From Unification to the First Intermediate Period 

      B Egypt: New Kingdom Egypt to the death of Thutmose IV 

      C Egypt: New Kingdom Egypt from Amenhotep III to the death of Ramesses II

    • Near East 

      D The Near East: Assyria from Tiglath-Pileser III to the fall of Assyria 609 BC 

      E The Near East: Israel and Judah from Solomon to the fall of Jerusalem 

      F The Near East: Persia from Cyrus II to the death of Darius III

    • Greece 

      G Greece: The development of the Greek world 800 – 500 BC 

      H Greece: The Greek world 500 – 440 BC 

      I Greece: The Greek world 446 – 399 BC 

      J Greece: Fourth-century Greece to the death of Philip II of Macedon

    • Rome 

      K Rome: Rome: 264 – 133 BC 

      L Rome: Political revolution in Rome 133 – 78 BC 

      M Rome: The fall of the Roman Republic 78 – 31 BC 

      N Rome: The Augustan Age 44BC – AD 14 

      O Rome: Rome in the time of the Julio-Claudians AD 14 – 69 

      P Rome: The Roman Empire: AD 69 – 235 


TERM 4 / 2016 - HSC

  • HSC examinations


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