Theme of the week is: Risk
Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL GENERAL STUDIES
Examining Board: OCR
Course Status: Compulsory
An examination of the current political climate in the UK covering the main social,
scientific and cultural issues which affect our daily lives.
The lessons mainly consist of group discussion.
A full A Level with 1 year extra study. Some Universities accept General Studies as part
of a ‘Total Points’ offer but it depends on the University and the course.
Time Allocation: One to two hours per week taught time
Private Study Requirement
1 hour per week with one assignment on average every 2 weeks and an expectation to
keep up to date with daily news
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Could be fieldwork, work experience, overseas visit, the opportunity to participate in a
trip to Uganda.
Good Combination With
Compliments most A Levels
Course Leader: Mr D Wilson