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General Studies AS A2 at Northampton School for Girls

Course description

The General Studies course has been developed to improve your awareness of human knowledge, understanding and behaviour. If you have an interest in reading about and then discussing issues this course will appeal to you. The course itself will cover questions on subjects as diverse as culture, morality, arts and humanities, science, technology, as well as society, politics and the economy. These will be set in historical as well as contemporary contexts and you will be expected to think logically and constructively about their significance. An excellent course that brings together issues from across a range of subject disciplines.

Course content

What you will do·        Select and integrate information and opinions.·        Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of issues.·        Improve your ability to communicate orally and in writing.·        Gain further IT skills.·        Interpret and evaluate data. Study issues relevant to your own life and experiences AS Level Units  - Unit 1: Aspects of culture, morality, arts and humanities.  Unit 2: Applied science, mathematics and technology (coursework).  Unit 3: Society, politics and the economy.A2 Level Units - Unit 4: Aspects of culture, morality, arts and humanities.  Unit 5: Society, politics and the economy.  Unit 6: An integrated approach to science, culture and society. 

Entry requirements

Expected GCSE requirements for Advanced Level study


AS Unit 2 by examination at the end of Year 12.  All other units are examined in the January of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Future prospects·        General Studies forms a sound basis for University study in both arts and science based subjects.·        All students are expected to attend these lessons in the Sixth form.All students will take an AS Level in the subject and many will take the A Level.

Further information

Student comment"I have found the General Studies sessions very informative and I have gained a lot of knowledge in areas I would otherwise not know about. We can practise our note making and debating skills."

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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