Advanced/Advanced Subsidiary GCE General Studies

In Barrow-In-Furness

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Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Barrow-in-furness

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

In this course, students are encouraged to develop a greater awareness of a wide range of contemporary issues and to think constructively about significant problems. General Studies will help you to look at both sides of an issue, present a balanced argument and express your ideas clearly and logically. As these are all transferable skills, General Studies will reinforce and complement your.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Barrow-In-Furness (Cumbria)
Rating Lane, LA139LE

Starts

On request

To take into account

As it is a compulsory subject for all AS students, the normal entry requirements for undertaking an AS programme of study are required.

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Course programme


Advanced/Advanced Subsidiary GCE General Studies

Entry Requirements
As it is a compulsory subject for all AS students, the normal entry requirements for undertaking an AS programme of study are required.

About the Course
In this course, students are encouraged to develop a greater awareness of a wide range of contemporary issues and to think constructively about significant problems. General Studies will help you to look at both sides of an issue, present a balanced argument and express your ideas clearly and logically. As these are all transferable skills, General Studies will reinforce and complement your specialist studies in other subject areas. It will be a compulsory subject to AS level, after which it will become optional.

While the AS part of the course deals with the major themes of Conflict and Space, the A2 part deals with Power and Change. The themes will be tackled through the following five areas of study: science and technology; society and politics; arts and media; business and industry; beliefs and values. In the theme of Conflict, for example, we will consider issues such as sports and games as a channel for aggression, the role of advertising, the factors that divide society and whether technology causes as many problems as it solves.

In the AS course, you will be taught for one hour per week, usually by your Group Tutor, and will be set short tasks to be done out of class to give you practice in the type of questions you will face in the AS tests. Students continuing with A2 will also receive one hour's tuition per week and work done outside class will similarly prepare you specifically for the A2 exams.

At the successful completion of the AS or A Level course, you will gain a GCE qualification in General Studies (Specification B), awarded by AQA.

Advanced/Advanced Subsidiary GCE General Studies

Price on request