General Studies A Level at Ripon Grammar School
All students can request to participate in this optional course at AS and A level which is delivered as part of our enrichment programme.
6 B grades at GCSE level
Unit 1 Culture and Society
Unit 2 Science and Society
Unit 3 Culture and Society
Unit 4 Science and Society
AS Level consists of two one-and-a-half hour papers which are worth 25 % of the A Level total, both papers contain objective test and source-based questions.
A2 Level consists of two two-hour papers which are worth 25% of the A Level total. Unit 3 focuses on a source evaluation exercise and Unit 4 is based around a pre-issued case study.
Students will be offered opportunities to prepare for the examinations, with practice material and teacher support available during Enrichment time. All examinations will take place in June. Enrichment lessons, although compulsory, are not formal preparation for the General Studies examinations with the exception of specific examination preparation, but offer students the opportunities to broaden their academic interests and develop important transferable skills.
In the Upper Sixth year students are encouraged to organise academic enrichment societies, open to their peers in the Upper and Lower Sixth. These offer a valuable opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills alongside gaining additional depth and breadth in their studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripon Grammar School directly.