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General Studies A level at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School

Course description

This is a modular course with 3 modules taken at AS, and 3 modules taken at A2. All these modules address thinking and analytical skills. It is these skills which encompass the course.

You will develop:

  • An understanding of the nature of knowledge and truth.
  • An appreciation of the similarities and differences between different kinds of knowledge.
  • An ability to analyse data, ideas, arguments and opinion.
  • The ability to evaluate, make judgements and present arguments.
  • The ability to use logic.

Course content

AS level modules:

Module 1:

Culture, Morality, Arts.

Module 2: 

Science, Mathematics, Technology.

Module 3:

Society, Politics and Economy.

A2 Level Modules

At A2, the skills already addressed are developed. There is a foreign language section in one paper, and a synoptic module, that is tested using pre-released material.

Module 4: 

Culture, Morality, Arts and Humanities. Plus - French, Spanish or German comprehension.

Module 5:

Science, Mathematics, Technology.

Module 6:

Society, Politics and Economy, (Synoptic - tested by analysis of pre-released material).

No Coursework.

Entry requirements

How Should I Prepare for General Studies?

  • Read articles from quality newspapers.
  • Watch 'Have I Got News For You'.
  • Watch documentaries, films, plays and discussions.
  • Keep alert to what is going on.
  • Have an opinion on the main issues.

Future opportunities

Counts towards UCAS Points.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ellesmere Port Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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