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General Studies A Level at Ripon Grammar School

Course description

All students can request to participate in this optional course at AS and A level which is delivered as part of our enrichment programme.

Entry requirements

6 B grades at GCSE level


Course Content:

AS Level:

Unit 1 Culture and Society

Unit 2 Science and Society

A2 Level:

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.


Further information

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.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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