International Sanskrit Examination Resource 

NEW Sanskrit@StJames Higher Level (Post IGCSE) Examination 

A newer more modern style of course and examination is now being made available by Sanskrit@StJames for students wanting to continue their study after IGCSE. This is an informal exam to replace the now discontinued AS and A Level examinations. The first 1 year course of study prepares students for an examination available in May/June 2023. A Higher Level Year 2 will be available for the following year. 

Preparation for the course: Students should have taken the IGCSE examination before proceeding to this next level of study. This provides a sound basis for further study and also helps to maintain numbers of candidates at IGCSE Level. 

Entry to the courseStudents will be required to supply some basic details to us before being given access to the study materials. This includes students studying with other organisations. 

Entry requirements for the Higher Level 1 examination in 2023:  Entries will only be accepted from students who have sat the Option B IGCSE examination in 2017 or 2018, or the newer IGCSE from 2019 onwards. Students must also have been studying in an approved Pilot class and registered with Sanskrit@StJames in order to apply for the Higher Level Examination in 2023.

Certificate: Provided by 'Sanskrit@StJames'. It will be an informal award not recognised officially for university admission, but will offer a benchmark of progress at this level.

Organisations providing classes for the Higher Level 1 course:  The Sanskrit@StJames' pilot group is full. For information about tuition at Higher Level please contact h.harper@stjamesschools.co.uk. You will need to be in a pilot class approved by Sanskrit@StJames at this stage to gain access to the study material resource page. 

Sanskrit@StJames cannot guarantee that another course can be provided after this year; nor the provision of a Higher Level examination be guaranteed after 2023.

MORE ABOUT THE NEW HIGHER LEVEL EXAM

DETAILS OF 2022-2023 COURSE & EXAMS:

Year 1: Literature Extracts- Verse texts: Bhagavad Gita & Ramayana; Prose Texts: Hitopadesha & Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Related reading (to be specified): Shrimad Bhagavatam - Life of Sri Krishna; Ramayana of Valmiki - Sundarakanda.

Paper 1 (1 hour 40mins) : Literature

Paper 2 (1 hour 40 mins): Unseen translation & comprehension etc

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INFORMATION ABOUT OLDER STYLE Sanskrit@StJames EXAMINATION - LAST EXAM TAKES PLACE IN 2022

Dates of exam: There will be 3 papers: Saturday 18th June, 25th June, and 2nd July 2022. Contact the registrar (see application form) for details of timings.

Certificate: Provided by 'Sanskrit @ StJames'. It will be an informal award not  recognised officially for university admission.  
 
A Level Specimen Paper 1

A Level Specimen Paper 2

A Level Specimen Paper 3

A Level Specimen Paper Mark Scheme
 
 

Last update: 24.5.22