A' Level Ancient History (AS/A2)

£360.00

Course Code EDOCALHR03

Course Overview

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 up to AS and A2 the Ancient History A-level course as specified by OCR. The study of Ancient History is highly respected by Universities who look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate knowledge in this subject.

Objectives of the A' Level Ancient History

The objectives of the A-level Ancient History course is:

  • 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.

 

Course Features

Your A' Level Ancient History (AS/A2) Course:

    The study of Ancient History is highly respected by Universities who look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate knowledge in this subject. In addition the course in Ancient History will help you to; to gain knowledge and understanding of the ancient Greek and Roman world through direct study of the original sources.It will help you to further and enhance your historical analytical and evaluative skills through critical source examination and understanding of good historical method.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the A' Level Ancient History (AS/A2) course is: 2 Years / 360 Hours

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Key Topics

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

Assessments

PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period.

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
One section (100 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
One section worth (100 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.

Entry Requirements
No 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.

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.

Home Study Support

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 our 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 in 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.

Home Study Resources

AH1: Greek History through the original sources. Option 1: Athenian Democracy (Entry Code F391)

Ancient sources: In order to achieve success in this course, you will need to be able to access a number of Ancient sources including;
- Aristotle’s Athenian Constitution (The Ath.Pol)
- Aristophanes’ plays the Acharnians, the Knights and the Wasps
- Herodotus’ Histories Plato’s, Apology
- Plutarch’s Life of Nicias
- ‘The Old Oligarch’
- Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War
- Xenophon’s Recollections and History of Greece

All of these texts can be obtained from a variety of sources. Most bookshops stock a wide range of ancient source material and all of these ancient sources can be read in translation online for free online digital libraries such as Perseus Digital Library.

You can also obtain these sources in the recommended translations from Penguin publishers or LACTOR.
- LACTOR II The Old Oligarch
- LACTOR V Athenian Democracy

AH2: Roman History through the original sources. Option 3: Roman Britain (Entry Code F392)

Ancient sources: In order to achieve success in this course, you will need to be able to access a number of Ancient sources including;
- Caesar’s Gallic War
- Cicero’s Letters to Atticus
- Horace’s Odes, 1.35.29–30, 3.5.1–4
- Strabo’s Geography
- Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars
- Tacitus, Agricola, Annals and Histories

You will also investigate archaeological evidence that tells us so much about the lives and society of Britain under the rule of the Romans.

These sources (both literary and archaeological) are from the following LACTOR publications;
- LACTOR IV Inscriptions of Roman Britain.
- LACTOR XI Literary sources for Roman Britain.

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

Ancient sources: In order to achieve success in this course, you will need to be able to access a number of Ancient sources including;
- Aristotle’s Athenian Constitution (The Ath.Pol)
- Aristophanes’ plays
- Herodotus’ Histories
- Plato’s, Dialogues
- Plutarch’s Life of Nicias, Pericles and Alcibiades
- ‘The Old Oligarch’
- Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War
- Xenophon’s Recollections and History of Greece

All of these texts can be obtained from a variety of sources. Most bookshops stock a wide range of ancient source material and all of these ancient sources can be read in translation online for free online digital libraries such as Perseus Digital Library.

The following LACTOR publications are extremely useful for this unit;
- LACTOR I The Athenian Empire
- LACTOR II The Old Oligarch
- LACTOR V Athenian Democracy
- LACTOR XII The Culture of Athens

You can also obtain these sources in the recommended translations from Penguin publishers or LACTOR.

Unit AH4 The Roman Empire, the use and abuse of power (Entry Code F394) Option 3: Ruling the Roman Empire 14-117 AD

Ancient sources: In order to achieve success in this course, you will need to be able to access a number of Ancient sources including;
- Pliny’s Natural History
- Strabo’s Geography
- Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars
- Tacitus, Agricola, Annals and Histories

You will also investigate archaeological evidence that tells us so much about the lives and society of the provincials under the rule of the Romans

The following LACTOR publications are extremely useful for this unit;
- LACTOR IV Inscriptions of Roman Britain.
- LACTOR VIII Inscriptions of the Roman Empire
- LACTOR XI Literary sources for Roman Britain.
- LACTOR XV Dio: The Julio-Claudians

All of these texts can be obtained from a variety of sources. Most bookshops stock a wide range of ancient source material and all of these ancient sources can be read in translation online for free online digital libraries such as Perseus Digital Library.

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

Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.
PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period.

Specification:
OCR Ancient History NAAH

Possible Career Path

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What's Included

Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the A' Level Ancient History (AS/A2) home study course and earn your award:

  1. Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the A' Level.
  2. A full range of student services, including:
    • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
    • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
    • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  3. One year educational support by e-mail.
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Further Information
Award Level: A' Level (AS/A2)

Awarding Body: OCR (www.ocr.org.uk)

Format: Online / Paper

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

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

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What is the difference between an A Level and any other course?

An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network (NQF). A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards

What is the difference between the AS, A2 and full A Level?

The full A Level is divided into two halves. The first half is the AS and the second half is the A2. An AS or A2 course can be taken on their own and have a 1 year duration. The A2 can only be taken on successful completion of the AS.

Where do I sit my exams?

The A Level exams must be taken in a local college or examination centre near you. Please contact your local college to ask for a private or external candidate exam placement.

How do I find an examination centre?

You should call a local school/college to find out if you can be accepted as an external candidate. If you have any trouble finding an exam centre to register you as an external candidate, please see our examination centre webpage for guaranteed exam placements and links to the exam board websites. Please contact the exam centre for details on exam dates and fees.

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Course Outline

The A' Level Ancient History course is divided into four comprehensive Units:

OCR Advanced Subsidiary (AS-level) in GCE Classics: Ancient History (H042)

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

The principal focus of this unit is the handling of original sources as an historian. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The literary sources:
Aristophanes, Acharnians – 1–203, Wasps – 891–1008, Knights – 147–395 Constitution of the Athenians 21.1–22.6, 23.4f, 22.5
Herodotus, 5.66, 5.69 The Old Oligarch
Plato, Apology 17cd, 34bc
Plutarch, Nicias, 11.1–6
Thucydides 2. 35–46, 65; 4.26–30
Xenophon, Recollections 3.7.6 (ARD 128)
Xenophon, History of Greece, 1.7 (ARD 325)

Candidates must be prepared to answer commentary questions on passages taken from any of the material prescribed above. In studying the original sources, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of: the nature and distinctiveness of ancient Athenian democracy; the nature and level of participation in the democratic system (including critiques of this system) by the population of Attica, including citizens, women, metics and slaves; the workings of the assembly (ekklesia), the council (boule), and the role and function of magistrates (archons) and generals (strategoi) and ostracism; courts and their role in democracy; the role and significance of prominent individuals (Cleisthenes, Perikles, Ephialtes, Cleon), as represented in the sources and the importance of rhetoric and public speaking for leadership in Athens.

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

The principal focus of this unit is the handling of original sources as an historian. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The literary sources:
Caesar, Gallic War 4.20–38; 5. 8–23
Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 4.15.10, 4.16.7, 4.18.5
Dio, 49.38.2, 53.22.5, 53.25.2, 55.23.2, 55.23.3, 55.23.5, 59.25.1–3, 60.19.1– 60.22.2, 60.23.1–60.23.6, 60.30.2, 62.1.1–62.3.4, 62.7.1–62.9.2, 62.12.1–62.12.6
Horace, Odes, 1.35.29–30, 3.5.1–4
SHA (Scriptores Historriae Augustae), Hadrian 5.1–5.2, 11.2, Antoninus Pius, 5.4
Strabo, Geography 2.5.8, 4.5.1–4
Suetonius, The Deified Julius, 25.125.2, 47;Caligula, 44.2, 46.1;Claudius, 13.2, 17.1–17.3, 21.6, 24.3; Nero, 18, 39.1;Vespasian, 4.1–4.2
Tacitus, Agricola
Tacitus, Annals 2.24, 11.19, 12.23, 12.31–40, 14. 29–39
Tacitus, Histories 1.2, 1.9, 1.59–60, 2.66, 3.44–45
Tibullus, 3.7.147–150

The archaeological sources:
Gold stater of Tincommius (Van Arsdell 375)
Gold stater of Tasciovinius (Van Arsdell 1780)
Silver coin of Eppillus (Van Arsdell 415)
Gold stater of Verica (Van Arsdell 520)
Gold stater of Cunobelinus (Van Arsdell 2025)
Gold coin of Cunobelius (Van Arsdell 2095)
Aureus of Claudius (RIC Claudius 9 = BMC Claudius 32)
Sestertius of Hadrian (RIC Hadrian 845)
Longinus Sdapeze (RIB 201)
Dannicus (RIB 108)
Sex. Valerius Genialis (RIB 109)
Rufus Sita (RIB 121)
M Favonius Facilis (RIB 200)
Julius Classicanius, procurator (RIB 12)
T. Valerius Pudens (RIB 258)
C. Calventius Celer (RIB 475)
Titus Pontius Sabinus (ILS 2726)
Arch of Claudius (ILS 216)
Mendip lead pig (RIB 2.1.2404.1)
Chester lead water-pipe (RIB 2.3.2434.1)
Verulamium forum inscription (JRS 46 146–7)
Commemorative tablet from York (RIB 665)
Altars to Neptune and Oceanus (RIB 1319 and 1320)
Milecastle 38 building inscription (RIB 1638)
Halton Chesters dedication slab (RIB 1427)
Vindolanda tablet military strength report (Tab. Vindol. 2.154)
Vindolanda tablet about British cavalry (Tab. Vindol. 2.164)

Candidates must be prepared to answer commentary questions on passages taken from any the material prescribed above. In studying the original sources, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of: Roman views of pre-conquest Britain: Caesar’s invasions, Celtic societies and links with Rome up to AD 43; Claudius’ invasion and the early conquest period, to c. AD 60 – resistance and co-operation; Boudicca’s Rebellion and its aftermath; Expansion north under Agricola and earlier governors of Britain; Frontier policy from Agricola to Antoninus Pius and the withdrawal back to Hadrian’s Wall, c. AD 160; Roman views of British economy and society after AD 43, as represented by the sources.

OCR Advanced level (A-level) in GCE Classics:
Ancient History (H442)

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

This unit builds on the skills that candidates have acquired in AS Units F391 and F392. Candidates will be expected to use the skills they have acquired in handling original sources at AS level and refer to these sources where appropriate. The principal focus of this unit is on the investigation of historical themes through the evaluation and interpretation of original sources in context. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The thematic focus of this option is the cultural and intellectual life of fifth century Athens. Candidates will be expected to have read a selection of appropriate original sources on the following topics, and to refer to them in supporting their answers: the changing intellectual climate in Athens, including rhetoric, the Sophists and Socrates; dramatic festivals and the theatre, including tragedy and comedy; religious festivals and sanctuaries; Athenian views of themselves and non-Athenians, including citizens and non-citizens, women and children; and art and architecture in their political and social contexts.

The appropriate secondary sources will be discussed further in the study materials.

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

This unit builds on the skills that candidates have acquired in AS Units F391 and F392. Candidates will be expected to use the skills they have acquired in handling original sources at AS level and refer to these sources where appropriate. The principal focus of this unit is on the investigation of historical themes through the evaluation and interpretation of original sources in context. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the nature of historical evidence; the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation including the problem of reliability and a selection of original source material in its context. Candidate should be able to demonstrate interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources in context.

The thematic focus of this option is Rome’s relations with the provinces of the empire. Candidates will be expected to have studied a range of original sources on the following topics, and to refer to them in supporting their answers: attitudes to imperial rule in the eastern and western provinces, including active resistance and the maintenance of local or regional identities; the social and economic effects on provinces of incorporation within the Empire, including the question of ‘Romanisation’; the differing image of the emperor in the eastern and western provinces, including the imperial cult; the governance and administration of the Empire including the role of senators, equestrians and the army and frontier and defensive policies within the Empire.

The appropriate secondary sources will be discussed further in the study materials.

Course Fees

The enrolment fee for the A' Level Ancient History (Full AS + A2) home study course is £450.00, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £360 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 £90 and then 4 equal payments of £90 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Online Version

With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

PAYMENT METHOD DEPOSIT INSTALMENTS MONTHLY PAYMENTS Price  
PAY IN FULL £360.00 £360.00
PAY IN INSTALMENTS* £90.00 £90.00 4 £450.00

Online & Paper Version

With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

PAYMENT METHOD DEPOSIT INSTALMENTS MONTHLY PAYMENTS Price  
PAY IN FULL £425.00 £425.00
PAY IN INSTALMENTS* £155.00 £90.00 4 £515.00

Custom Payment Plan

You can propose a custom payment plan below in order to pay for your course. Please use the sliders above the table to configure your custom plan and then fill out the attached form. One of our course advisors will contact you with a decision regarding your plan.

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*Please note: One of our course advisors will attempt to create an instalment agreement based on the figures you have entered above, however the actual amount and length of the agreement may vary.

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Your suggested monthly payment is & your suggested payment length is months

Delivery Options

With paper and cd-rom course formats, we offer delivery options to many different countries. Please see the table below for more information.

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About Us

About Us

We bring together professionals in the distance learning market with around 50 years’ experience in both home learning and customer service, to bring you excellence. We have a comprehensive database of courses, containing the most sought-after national and international qualifications with high quality course content.

We offer the solution to the dilemma faced by most adults wishing to further their education :- “how do I fit learning into an already-busy life?”. With Home Study Expert it’s easy. Our courses are all taught via ‘supported home learning’ – so you have the freedom of being able to study any time at any place, with the peace of mind of knowing that a dedicated tutor is on hand. We use the latest and most varied methods – you can contact your tutor by mail, phone, fax or email. And we have formats of courses to best suit you, available in paper, cd-rom form or online.

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Signing up for a distance learning course can be a big step but so worthwhile, you will not just improve your earning power, but gain confidence and transferable skills as well!

We want to ensure the end to end experience with Home Study Expert is as simple and straight forward as possible, and have provided a summary of helpful information and links to ease your journey into a new career.

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    Once you have signed up for your course, we will send you your student enrolment number, which will then allow you to sign up to the student portal to access tutor support, forums, study guides and meet and chat to other students.

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    Visit this section to get answers to the most commonly asked questions, if you can't find the answer to a questions - please do get in touch. You'll frequently asked questions relating to this course in the course features section above.

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If you would like to talk to us about your choice of course please don't hesitate to contact one of our team of Course Advisors to discuss your options.

Complete the enquiry form opposite with the details of the course you are interested in and a specialist advisor in your chosen subject will call you back at your requested time.

Alternatively, talk to a Course Advisor through our Live Chat facility to the right hand side of this page, you can call us on local rate 0844 357 1110 or call us free on Skype. 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week.

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call 0044 705 006 2221, use Live Chat or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Easy Payment Plan

Easy Payment Plan

Are you looking to spread the cost of your course? Pay a deposit online and then spread the balance over four monthly payments.

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to get started on your chosen course. Simply download the instalment agreement below, complete in full and return the signed agreement to accept the terms and conditions as set out here. Upon receipt of this agreement we will dispatch your course materials, tutor contact details, study guide and student portal login information within 48 hours.

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Business Customers

Business Customers

Home Study Expert delivers high-quality online and paper based distance learning training services. Transform the skills of your employees and improve business performance and profitability.

Discover the benefits of learning with eDistance Learning and see how we can help your company. Call 0844 357 1110 or fill in the contact form below.

Once we understand what your business needs are, we can offer you expert training and funding advice. The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, everyday.

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Price Match

Price Match

When you enrol with us we want you to know you're getting the best course with the most comprehensive support structure at the best price. We're proud to offer you our Price Match Guarantee.

It's simple. We're so confident that we're offering you a fantastic deal - we'll refund the difference if you find the exact same course on any other UK website within 7 days of your purchase.

To request a price match refund, please fill out the form below including: the name of the website where the product is cheaper, your full name, telephone number and email if available. You will receive an automated acknowledgment of your request, and we will review the details and reply to you via email within three business days.

Upon our acceptance of your refund request, please allow 14 days for delivery of your refund which will be credited as a second transaction on your credit or debit card. The time taken for the refund to appear on your credit or debit card statement varies so the amount may not show on your next statement.

Please note: to avoid potential abuse and to enable us to honour our price-match refund guarantee to genuine customers, the acceptance of all refund requests is ultimately at the discretion of Home Study Expert, who will at all times act reasonably and in good faith.

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Course Code
EDOCALHR03
Award Level A' Level (AS/A2)
Format Online / Paper
Study Time 2 Years / 360 Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
£450.00 £360.00
£360.00 deposit + 4 monthly payments of £90.00 £67.50 £67.50 £90.00
Ex Tax: £360.00

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