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Preliminary Examination to Part I of the Education Studies Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 227)

With effect from 1 October 2004

The regulations have been amended (i) to include a compulsory paper in Education Studies, (ii) to increase the number of borrowed papers and the proportion of the examination which may be undertaken by written unseen examination, and (iii) to include Classics and Modern Foreign Languages as subjects within the examination.

Regulation 2.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

2. The examination shall comprise two sections, as specified below:

Section I.  Education studies

This section shall consist of a written paper of two hours' duration.

Section II.  Subject studies

For this section each candidate shall select one subject from among the subjects listed below and shall offer the written papers or other exercises specified. Not later than the first day of Full Michaelmas Term each year the Faculty Board of Education shall publish, by Notice in the Faculty of Education, details of the course-work and other exercises to be undertaken by candidates.

Classics:*Paper 1.Latin translation (Paper 3, from Part IA of the Classical Tripos).
 *Paper 2.Classical questions (Paper 6, from Part IA of the Classical Tripos).
  Paper 3.A portfolio of two essays submitted in accordance with Regulation 2(b) for the Preliminary Examination to Part IA of the Classical Tripos.
Drama: Paper 1.A dramatic production or workshop/demonstration, together with a report of not more than 2,000 words.
 *Paper 2.Dramatic literature.
  Paper 3.A dissertation equivalent to not more than 4,000 words on a topic approved by the Faculty Board.
English:*Paper 1.English literature, 1300-1830.
 *Paper 2.English literature, 1830-1990.
  Paper 3.Each candidate shall submit six essays, three on each period, each of not more than 2,000 words; a candidate may substitute an equivalent portfolio of written work for up to two essays.
Geography:*Paper 1.Human geography (Paper 1 from Part IA of the Geographical Tripos).
 *Paper 2.Physical geography (Paper 4 from Part IA of the Geographical Tripos).
History:*Paper 1.History foundation course.
 *Paper 2.National Curriculum History or Papers 2, 3, or 4 from Part I of the Historical Tripos.
  Paper 3.Each candidate shall submit four essays each of not more than 4,000 words on a topic approved by the Faculty Board of Education.
Mathematics:*Paper 1.Mathematics 1.
 *Paper 2.Mathematics 2.
  Paper 3.Each candidate shall submit course-work and two reports on a project approved by the Faculty Board of Education.
Modern Foreign Languages:*Paper 1.Use of the foreign language.
  Paper 2.Translation from the foreign language (a two hour paper and an oral examination).
 *Paper 3.A paper from Schedule 1A of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos.
Music: Paper 1.A practical examination, including performance and improvization.
 *Paper 2.Musical style and idea.
  Paper 3.Each candidate shall submit a portfolio of five compositions and a portfolio of two essays, each between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length, and a report of not more than 1,000 words on a seminar.
Natural Sciences: Paper 1.Foundation biology. Each candidate shall submit five essays, each of not more than 2,000 words and a portfolio of practical work in biology.
 *Paper 2.Evolution and behaviour (the written paper and practical examination for this subject in Part IA of the Natural Sciences Tripos).
Religious Studies:*Paper 1.Christianity.
  Paper 2.World religions.
  Paper 3.The study of religion. Each candidate shall submit two essays each of not more than 3,000 words in length.

* Written paper, of three hours' duration unless otherwise specified.


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Cambridge University Reporter 1 June 2004
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