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General Studies at Felixstowe Academy

Course description

Units Studied

  • Unit 1: Challenges for society.
  • Unit 2: The individual in society.
  • Unit 3: Change and progress.
  • Unit 4: Beliefs, values and responsibilities.

Course content

Edexcel's GCE in general studies comprises four units and contains an advanced subsidiary subset of two AS units. The advanced subsidiary GCE is the first half of the GCE course and consists of units 1 and 2. It may be awarded as a discrete qualification or contribute 50% of the total advanced GCE marks.

The full advanced GCE award consists of the two AS units, plus two A2 units which make up the other 50% of the advanced GCE. Students wishing to take the full advanced GCE must therefore complete all four units.

Entry requirements

Normally 5 A*-C GCSE's or equivalent.


All units are tested through formal examinations.

Future opportunities

This course gives an admissions tutor or an employer a good indication of your ability to work at A level standard and present your opinions on a wide range of subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felixstowe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September