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whats the point in general studies?

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    Basically the title of the thread ... What point do you see in GS?

    Most people at my 6th form treat it as a doss around. I know someone whose attendance was about 30% but got a B and he didnt revise. Plus many unis dont accept it.

    So what is the point? And why do i know of so many 6th forms that make students do it? Although one of them gives them an option of GS and critical thinking if you dont do 5 ASes.
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    Basically the title of the thread ... What point do you see in GS?

    Most people at my 6th form treat it as a doss around. I know someone whose attendance was about 30% but got a B and he didnt revise. Plus many unis dont accept it.

    So what is the point? And why do i know of so many 6th forms that make students do it? Although one of them gives them an option of GS and critical thinking if you dont do 5 ASes.
    Because it benefits the school/ sixth form.

    Schools/ Sixth forms are judged (their position and quality) largely on how many people achieve above a C, or how many people pass on average. GS and Critical thinking are both exams that everyone should pass. So if the school makes everyone take GS, then that will increase their % pass at A level. And if they increase their % pass at A level statistic, they will be higher up the league tables, and they will be considered a "good school".

    Like you said, I don't think it benefits students at all. It may if an offer does not mention that GS is excluded, but that is rare.

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