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General Studies at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Course description

A Level General Studies consists of two AS Level units plus two A Level units. Students wishing to take A Level must, therefore, complete all four units:

Unit 1: Challenges of Society (Written Exam; 1 hour 30 mins; 25% of A Level)

Unit 2: The Individual in Society (Written Exam; 1 hour 30 mins; 25% of A Level)

Unit 3: Change and Progress (Written Exam; 1 hour 30 mins; 25% of A Level)

Unit 4: Beliefs, Values and Responsibilities (Written Exam; 1 hour 30 mins; 25% of A Level)

Entry requirements

No specialist prior knowledge is required.

Students may opt to take this qualification in Year 13

Further information

None of us exists in isolation and the same applies to the subjects you study. It is important to learn how you and your learning fit in with wider society. General Studies is a useful additional A Level, particularly valuable for university applications because it helps students to expand their knowledge base and understand how their learning fits into the wider world. It also gives students an opportunity to practise a broad range of skills including understanding the arts, the social sciences, mathematics and the implications of scientific developments. The course adds breadth to students’ other courses and develops the skills of identifying and using different kinds of reasoning and argument.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clitheroe Royal Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year