Higher Level 2

Higher Level 2

Registrations for 2024-25 course are now closed and we are not accepting any more applications. Registrations for 2025-26 course will commence in April/May 2025

Summary Description

This new course is the progression from Higher Level 1 and is in association with Sanskrit@StJames. It is a pilot delivered by Sanskrut Bhakti for 2024-25 pending finalisation of the course by Sanskrit@StJames for the years 2025-26 and beyond. There will be an informal end-of-year, internal assessment set, marked by, and certificate awarded by, Sanskrut Bhakti. Students who enrol are recommended to take the assessment at the end of the course, however, it is optional.

Course Entry Prerequisites
Students must have taken and have passed the Cambridge IGCSE. A Higher Level 1 exam pass or at least equivalent knowledge is also highly recommended. Students who have taken the Higher Level 1 examination and are awaiting results will be allowed to enrol but will require a good pass result in order to continue. 

Duration and Timings

  • One year duration. Starts from the second Wednesday of June 2024
  • 2 sessions per week (attendance required for both sessions)
  • Wednesdays 8.00 – 9.00pm and Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30am (UK, Zoom-based)

Course Content
The texts studied will include verses from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Manusmriti, Buddhacarita and Shankaracharya’s commentary on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita verses.

Course Outcomes
All students will be encouraged to take the tests at the end of the course, leading to a certificate from Sanskrut Bhakti. The registration for assessment is likely to be in March, followed by the tests in May or June.

Course Requirements
Please note that this is an intensive course. Students will need to be committed and ensure that they have the time to attend all classes, if possible, and there will be some requirement for self-study and homework.
We will use resources which will be made available following registration with Sanskrut Bhakti. These materials are NOT to be shared with anyone else.
The medium of instruction is English.
All course communication related to Sanskrut Bhakti is via email and WhatsApp using Internet-links to course resources. Hence, students must be capable of using these.

Course Costs
There is no Course Fee. All Sanskrut Bhakti teaching and administration is on a purely voluntary basis. Students may make a voluntary contribution to Sanskrut Bhakti to cover their essential administration costs e.g. Zoom, Google Drive etc. Details will be provided at the start of the course.
Students are recommended to donate £30 to Sanskrit@StJames for access to the Higher Level 2 course materials and updates.

Course Registration
Please ensure that you satisfy the entry requirements for this course before registering.

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