A' Level Ancient History OCR (Full AS + A2) Course

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A' Level Ancient History

OCR (Full AS + A2) Course 

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain A Level Ancient History. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Ancient History is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Ancient History exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A' Level Ancient History course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to study to AS and A2 the Ancient History A-level course as specified by OCR. The A-level has several…

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A' Level Ancient History

OCR (Full AS + A2) Course 

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain A Level Ancient History. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Ancient History is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Ancient History exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A' Level Ancient History course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to study to AS and A2 the Ancient History A-level course as specified by OCR. The A-level has several aims:

To give a knowledge and understanding of the Greek and Roman ancient world through direct study of original sources.

To encourage and develop an enthusiasm for the Greek and Roman ancient world.

To give candidates the chance to form their own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study.

To further and enhance their historical analytical and evaluative skills through critical source examination and understanding of good historical method.

FORMAT OF COURSE (Modules Overview)

Students are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the OCR specification for the A-level GCE in Ancient History. The document can be downloaded as a pdf file, alongside further student support and assessment materials at: www.ocr.org.uk

The OCR A-level in Ancient History is divided into four units. These are:

Unit AH1 (Entry Code F391) Option 1: Athenian Democracy in the fifth century BC

Unit AH2 (Entry Code F392) Option 3: Britain in the Roman Empire

Unit AH3 (Entry Code F393) Option 3: The culture of Athens 449-399 BC

Unit AH4 (Entry Code F394) Option 3: Ruling the Roman Empire 14-117 AD

HOME STUDY SUPPORT 

Your tutor will support you with your project formulation and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas.

You will be provided with comprehensive online materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact a Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material on the student support portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs

OCR recommend 150-180 guided learning hours for AS and 150-180 guided learning hours for A2, making a total of 300-360 hours of study time in total.

Further information can be obtained through OCR. The final assessment criteria and structure is the same regardless of which approach you choose.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

For each module there are two or three formal tutor-marked assessments which, when completed, should be sent to your tutor, via e-mail or conventional post. All of the information within the units is written in line with the requirements of the OCR examination board specification and the demands of the examination.

All units are broken down into clear subject topics, and students should spend the amount of time studying for each topic as advised by their course tutor. Each topic module has been written for ease of understanding and topic coverage may be of different length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided.

The AS and A2 modules link together and assessment is all done by examination as there is no coursework option.

What's Included

Learning documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 2 years.

Students are required to arrange and pay for examinations, students should note exam dates for the syllabus via the exam board website. Details of examination dates and examination enrolment deadlines are included in the 'Student Welcome Pack'.

HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

Though the A-level builds on the course content of the Classical Civilisation GCSE, it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking A-level Ancient History. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literary and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE, though full tutor support is given throughout.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

COURSE FEES 

The enrolment fee for the A' Level Ancient History (Full AS + A2) home study course is £393.75 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £315 (inc VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £78.75 and then 4 equal payments of £78.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

COURSE QUALIFICATION

The titles of the qualifications as will appear on certificates are:

OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Classics: Ancient History H042

OCR Advanced GCE in Classics: Ancient History H442

COURSE EXAMINATION

AS Units AH1 and AH2

Each unit is worth 50% of the total marks available for the AS GCE, and 25% for the A2 GCE if taken. The papers are each 90 minutes long and each carry 100 marks.

Unit AH1: Option 1 Greek history from original sources

Section A: commentary question (45 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having three sub sections.

Section B: essay question (55 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is given for each of the essay questions.

Unit AH2: Option 3 Roman history from original sources

Section A: commentary question (45 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of two, each question having three sub sections.

Section B: essay question (55 marks). Candidates answer one question from a choice of three. Bullet point guidance is given for each of the essay questions.

A2 Units AH3 and AH4

Each unit is worth 25% of the total marks available for the A2 GCE. The papers are each 2 hours and each carry 100 marks.

Unit AH3: Option 3 Greek history: conflict and culture

Essay question (50 marks). Candidates are required to answer two essay questions from a choice of four. The essay questions answered must both be from the same option. This unit is synoptic.

Unit AH4: Option 3 Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Essay question (50 marks). Candidates are required to answer two essay questions from a choice of four. The essay questions answered must both be from the same option. This unit is synoptic.

FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION

Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the online student community, and a licence to print your study materials. Please be aware that the licence is for one print only, so please ensure that you have enough paper and ink to print the full course materials if required.

You will require having one of the following packages to access your online course:

Windows:

Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

Macintosh:

Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal student number via email.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

POSTAGE & PACKING 

Get FREE UK delivery when purchasing distance learning courses online. We will deliver your course materials direct to your door upon enrolment so you can get started straight away and plan your studies around your other commitments.

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