GCE ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (AS) ARCHAEOLOGY INFORMATION
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Old Syllabus: Archaeology, GCE Advanced Subsidiary A2 re-sits Jan 2010. Support Available
New Syllabus: Archaeology, GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) AQA 2010 first AS exam summer 2009. First A2 summer 2010.
AS Archaeology is normally a one-year course but can be spread over a longer period depending on the candidate's start date and chosen examination date.
Previous Knowledge or Experience Required:
No subject knowledge required.
Who is the course intended for?
This course is suitable for:
|Anyone with an interest in the past|
|Anyone wishing to develop their knowledge of British Archaeology|
|Those wishing to learn about the skills and techniques used in archaeology|
|Those who are unable to attend formal classes|
|Individuals requiring additional qualifications|
|People thinking of taking an archaeology degree|
|Those who are interested in taking part in a dig|
|Anyone who enjoys TV archaeology|
Course Outcomes (Learning Objectives)
At the end of regular study you should be able to do the following:
- Understand and demonstrate a knowledge of the principles, methods and chief discoveries of archaeology
- Use the archaeological evidence to develop an understanding of the environmental, social and technological conditions of life in the past in Britain
The course will cover the following topics:
ARCH1 Religion & Ritual|
Unit 2: ARCH2 Skills & Methods|
New Syllabus: AQA 2010
The course will be taught through fully supported interactive lesson materials supplied via individual student's email, and personal contact with the tutor.
Students will be provided with:
|Hyper-linked Internet research guidance|
|Tutor contact details|
Students will be provided with both self-assessment and tutor-marked assignments. You are recommended to submit a minimum of 5 (non-essay) assignments per term for marking by the tutor.
What materials will I need?
A full bibliography will be given for each section of the course. However, you are recommended to obtain:
Jim Grant, Sam Gorin, Neil Fleming, The Archaeology Coursebook, 2008 (Third Edition)
You are recommended to keep your own notes and study materials organised by using an A4 ring binder.
How long will the course take?
This is normally a one-year course. The flexible nature of the course is such that delivery, study and assessment can be tailored to your needs and will be dependant on student's start date and chosen examination date. However, you are recommended to spend 200 - 250 hours.
Where will I take my exam?
You will sit your exam at your local centre. Students are responsible for their own exam registration. If you have any problems locating a centre your tutor will help you to arrange exam entry. This should be done at least six months before the exam date.
The cost of the exam is not included.
This course has been designed to cover the new AQA GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Archaeology syllabus 2010
Examination candidates are required to take two written papers: Paper 1 (1 hour 15 mins.) and Paper 2 (1 hour 45 mins.)
The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) can be used towards 50% of an A-Level by studying the A2 module and completing the Personal Project, the following year.