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Not supposed in a way. However, it does help brushing up on General Knowledge and Analysing skills. =)
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well i'd say no - it's not really a subject you need to do much in plus it most likely wont matter what grade you get in it. i would say dont waste your time. (but then again i got a C so...) *shrugs*
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As long as you've practiced some of the exam questions I think it'll be okay. That's what I'm going to do anyway.
I wouldn't really know what to revise...
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:p: I'm not
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No... or at least, I don't think so. At my school General Studies is an obligatory subject, although all we do for 'lessons' is have debating sessions (in other words, they've turned it into a Sixth Form debating society).
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Meh.
I didn't revise for GS at all.

Ended up with a B.
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they say you don't, but just going over your notes and learning some of the 'key words' helps. i'm not though, i barely ever even turn up for the class.
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AQA website has a ton of past papers. Even if you're not doing AQA, I've just looked through at questions that look hard from past papers. Doesn't need to be timed or anything.

But basically- no.
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Some of the replies on this thread suggest that revising for GS might be a good idea.
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Depends on what course you want to apply. Some Universities see General Studies as a joke, because its not actually applying anything, just learning to read and express your opinions so to speak.

We did a practice paper of the maths section for GS and initially we as a class attempted the mathematical approach to the questions e.g. cylinder volume and applyin the equation etc. Then comes along our teacher and shows us another way, the logical way and simply works out the answer without one single calculation and goes you can clearly see this from the diagram. Either way works, so you just need to approach GS a different way.

But some courses e.g. Medicine and if we say Liverpool require GS a grade B if you want to apply in the first place, so im going to revise for it

But if you know your course and the uni you want to apply for, dont actually look at GS then i personally wouldn't, but hey more A's on the a-lvl certificate can't hurt :P
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The General Studies is in about a week or so. I would say that you read the news a bit on the BBC for 5/10 minutes. Best revision would be to do some past papers on the AQA website if you take that specification. If you are doing an essay-based subject already, that does seem to help as well.
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ye cataclysm, teacher also advised reading the broadsheets (no excuse to tell your parents that General Studies requires you to read The Sun) and go on bbc news section cause the test people like to put current affairs into the tests
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(Original post by ninaabbey)
they say you don't, but just going over your notes and learning some of the 'key words' helps. i'm not though, i barely ever even turn up for the class.
Notes? What notes?
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I got a B in General Studies, and it helped me get into Uni as well.

The best advice I can give is to practice a few past papers. Theres no essential revision needed for the exams, but its good to just brush up on your technique by doing a few past questions.

Many people say its a worthless A-level, but its better to have a worthless pass than a worthless fail.
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(Original post by motiv3)
We did a practice paper of the maths section for GS and initially we as a class attempted the mathematical approach to the questions e.g. cylinder volume and applyin the equation etc. Then comes along our teacher and shows us another way, the logical way and simply works out the answer without one single calculation and goes you can clearly see this from the diagram. Either way works, so you just need to approach GS a different way.
What?! :eek:
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there was some diagrams in the maths section on the General Studies exam...e.g. a picture of a cylinder and asked to work out volume.
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2pi*r * h FTW!
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lol, but the thing was, he didnt use that equation once...he simply looked at it then said that the answer was this and from our calculations it was right.
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He probably read the mark scheme and just said the answer! :rolleyes:
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