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General Studies at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study General Studies?

General Studies is part of the additional curriculum provided for Post 16 students. Due to the extensive range of the syllabus, it will support your programme of AS and A level study in other subjects and in turn will be supported by them. It will give you an additional AS and A level qualifi cation which is obviously a marketable commodity for those applying to university. It is allocated two lessons in Year 12 and one in Year 13.
All Higher Education provision and preparation is through the General Studies programme and is therefore, compulsory for all Year 12 students who are intending to apply to university. It is optional for Year 13 students although most university candidates continue with the subject.

What will I be learn about?
Topics include a broad range of issues focused on culture, society and science. For example: the similarities and differences between cultures; beliefs, tolerance and moral issues; the British political system and the role of the monarchy; the origins of the universe; the impact of scientifi c discoveries and inventions; research methods; the role and responsibility of artists.enquiries to psimpson@tuxford-ac.org.uk 85

Much of the course is current affairs and therefore, the content will change and respond to international and national events. Students will gain insight into a range of issues, for example: Israel and the Middle East; the Role of Charities; Britain and Europe; Animal Experimentation; Environmental Issues

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C including a grade B in English (Language or Literature).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015

Key information

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

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