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General Studies AS/A2 Level at St Mary's Catholic High School

Course description

The General Studies course is designed to develop a student with a wide knowledge and skills crossing all the various disciplines. Students are encouraged to give subjective opinions about a variety of issues and then use evidence gleaned from other subjects and everyday life to justify their statements. Mark schemes for the subject reflect the less restrictive and more creative approach of the course.

Course content

N/A

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

AS - Two written papers - each lasting 1½ hours.

Unit 1 with a focus upon Culture and Society

Unit 2 with a focus upon Science and Society

 

A2 - Two written papers - each lasting 2 hours.

Unit 3 with a focus upon Culture and Society

Unit 4 with a focus upon Science and Society

Future opportunities

General Studies is accepted by many universities as a third A-level for course entry and can provide valuable points in the current competitive climate for university places. The interdisciplinary nature of the course and breadth of knowledge provided are viewed favourably by university admissions tutors and employers alike and therefore provide an undoubted advantage in job and academic applications.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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