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    does any uni actually accept general studies? just wondering, since its quite possibly the most pointless qualification there is: waste of time, easy as piss ad no uni that i've heard of accepts it. excuse me if i don't see the point!
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    (Original post by VoodooDoll)
    does any uni actually accept general studies? just wondering, since its quite possibly the most pointless qualification there is: waste of time, easy as piss ad no uni that i've heard of accepts it. excuse me if i don't see the point!
    My course didn't accept it, it just said 220 points including CC exluding general studies.
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    but if it's easy as piss everyone would get an A.......
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    (Original post by VoodooDoll)
    does any uni actually accept general studies? just wondering, since its quite possibly the most pointless qualification there is: waste of time, easy as piss ad no uni that i've heard of accepts it. excuse me if i don't see the point!
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    but if it's easy as piss everyone would get an A.......
    We did a mock language paper last week and I got 94%, considering that I haven't studied French since Y9 and even then I was crap at it....you can see how easy GS is...
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    We did a mock language paper last week and I got 94%, considering that I haven't studied French since Y9 and even then I was crap at it....you can see how easy GS is...
    I'm not saying it's hard - I got an A in it myself - just that the grades are still spread like with every other subject so sometimes it is a good indictaor for unis about basic skills (so I was told by an admissions tutor), they just don't put it in their offers.
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    (Original post by Peapod)
    but if it's easy as piss everyone would get an A.......
    generally people who can be bothered to write something intelligable on the paper will do well. most people in my year at college just couldn't be bothered and didn't even finish half the paper, hence anyone who actually did the paper and wrote something remotely sensible will probably get an A, or at least a B. this theory will either be proven or disproved on thursday when i get my AS result
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    (Original post by VoodooDoll)
    generally people who can be bothered to write something intelligable on the paper will do well. most people in my year at college just couldn't be bothered and didn't even finish half the paper, hence anyone who actually did the paper and wrote something remotely sensible will probably get an A, or at least a B. this theory will either be proven or disproved on thursday when i get my AS result
    Well after completing the A Level I know that even people who trya can come away with lower than a B.
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    (Original post by VoodooDoll)
    does any uni actually accept general studies? just wondering, since its quite possibly the most pointless qualification there is: waste of time, easy as piss ad no uni that i've heard of accepts it. excuse me if i don't see the point!
    Both Reading and Lancaster included it in their offers for psychology last year.

    I know someone who made AAAA then an E in General Paper (which I heard is just like General Studies)... how do you explain that?
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    (Original post by trinigyal)
    I know someone who made AAAA then an E in General Paper (which I heard is just like General Studies)... how do you explain that?
    Two of my friends got AAA and then a C and a D in General Studies just because they didn't try on the exams (or so they say...) It seems a shame if they didn't put the effort in because they could have easily walked away with 4 As.
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    I'm doing "Enrichment Studies", in which I write two 2-side essays and pass, no matter what the content is. I think it's a Catholic school thing.
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    (Original post by trinigyal)
    I know someone who made AAAA then an E in General Paper (which I heard is just like General Studies)... how do you explain that?
    I feel all intelligent now, I got AAAA C in my A levels.
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    Most of the top 20 dont take it but alot of the other unis do. Also if you miss your grades and they are considering you through clearing they will sometimes look at your GS grade.
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    (Original post by VoodooDoll)
    does any uni actually accept general studies? just wondering, since its quite possibly the most pointless qualification there is: waste of time, easy as piss ad no uni that i've heard of accepts it. excuse me if i don't see the point!
    I really don't c the point in studying general studies. If its for interest, then thats fine. But who has actually got the time for an extra subject which no university excepts.
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    Some bright students who attempted the paper as serious candidates got Us. Its not uncommon. Strange paper it is.
 
 
 
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