General Studies AQA AS Level at Poynton High School
This course does not form part of a student’s core subject choices but is intended to complement other A Level study.
General Studies provides students with an opportunity to broaden their educational experience and gain some insight into a range of important issues. Students will be able to develop their:
- Thinking and analytical skills
- Capacity to construct arguments and draw conclusions
- Facility to deal with broad considerations and subject matter
- Communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- 5 GCSEs at grade C or above
Many students find the General Studies grade helpful in securing a place in Higher Education as it has the same value in UCAS points as any other A-Level. Interestingly research suggests that the General Studies grade is a good predictor of general intelligence. Success in General Studies is a good indicator of future success at degree level across all subjects. The course develops many skills. These include: information analysis and communication, thinking across a range of subjects and constructing a coherent argument.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poynton High School directly.