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Classical Greek

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Sequences of learning

Victorian Curriculum Classical Greek has one learning sequence:

  • 7–10 sequence for students who begin to learn the language in Year 7.

Strands and Sub-strands

The content of Classical Greek is organised through two interrelated strands. The two strands are Engaging with texts and Understanding. Each strand contains several sub-strands.

StrandEngaging with textsUnderstanding


Accessing the ancient world through (language) texts

Engaging with people and ideas in the ancient world through texts that reveal language use and social and cultural practices

Systems of language

Understanding the language system, including sound, writing, grammar, vocabulary and text structure

 Responding to texts

Engaging with and responding to (language) texts as literature and responding to (language) texts through reading aloud, reciting or performing

The powerful influence of language and culture

Understanding how languages vary in use (register, style, standard and non-standard varieties) and change over time and place; and the cultural legacy of the ancient world in the modern world

The role of language and culture

The relationship between language and culture


Translating (language) texts into English, comparing different interpretations of the same text and explaining these to others; translating and explaining (language) texts; and comparing and evaluating translations


Questioning reactions and assumptions in response to engaging with the Classical world, and considering how this affects one's own identity and world-view; reactions to engaging with the ancient world; and identity as a language learner


Achievement standards

In Classical Greek, students’ progress along a curriculum continuum. The first achievement standard is provided at Level 8 and then at Level 10.

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