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General Studies AS at Prince William School

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The General Studies course being offered is one which covers a wide range of contemporary social issues. Students will discuss and write about topics, such as social class, the modern family, the place of religion in contemporary society. The ideas covered in the syllabus complement and bring greater variety to a student’s course of study. Students who have followed a General Studies course have gone on to university to study a range of degree courses. Teaching MethodsGiven the enormous scope and breadth of this subject, the emphasis is on discussion and debate. Also, considerable attention is focussed upon examination techniques. Students are advised to keep abreast of current affairs by watching news and documentaries. Essays are regularly set to enable students to gain factual knowledge required for Unit 1. Career PossibilitiesGeneral Studies provides an entry qualification into Higher Education. The subject lends itself in particular to combined degree courses though may be used in conjunction with other A levels for a more specialised course. Scheme of Assessment Advanced Subsidiary(AS)Unit 1:  Conflict             Aggression, scientific controversy; social tensions; popular and performing arts; market forces; stereotyping and stake-holdingUnit 2:          Power              Energy debate; physical fitness; education and voting; media influence; advertising and globalisation; powers, social and religiousUnit 3:          Space              Climate change; housing and migration; 3-D art and global media; land use and access; environmentalism

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If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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