What are these A Levels and are they worth taking?

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What are A level:
General Studies
Thinking Skills
Global Perspectives
Critical Thinking

Are these actual a level subjects that you specifically sit an exam for or does it refer to a group of subjects?
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(Original post by Hsianbdmsl)
What are A level:
General Studies
Thinking Skills
Global Perspectives
Critical Thinking

Are these actual a level subjects that you specifically sit an exam for or does it refer to a group of subjects?
Not really worth taking any of them, they wont be accpeted in 99% of cases. You should have google and you cna look up the specification yourself as to what each one covers.
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Whereabouts in the world are you? General Studies and Critical Thinking were A levels available in the UK and withdrawn as A levels a few years ago. Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are international A levels only offered by CAIE but still exist.
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I think most schools stopped allowing people to take GS and CT ages ago, but also most universities don't accept General Studies as an a-level so it's not worth taking at all
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I think most schools stopped allowing people to take GS and CT ages ago,
Possibly because they don't exist any more?
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What are A level:
General Studies
Thinking Skills
Global Perspectives
Critical Thinking

Are these actual a level subjects that you specifically sit an exam for or does it refer to a group of subjects?
I did general studies back when I was in 6th form. I only did it because at our 6th form it was compulsory so I had no choice.
I can't comment on the other 3.
But general studies was a waste of time. It was rubbish. It wasn't worth it.
Our head of 6th form made out it was the best thing since sliced bread. She was making out it was an amazing extra A-level, unis would be falling at your feet to offer you a place etc. But in reality some unis didn't accept it at all. The ones that did weren't over the moon about it. The only people not benefitted was people who had to get a set number of UCAS points to get into their chosen course (rather than specific grades). It helped them if they got slightly lower grades in their other subjects.
It was the biggest waste of time going.

I don't know if it's still an option to do it now or not.
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Possibly because they don't exist any more?
I don't know if they still exist or not actually.
I've not looked. Not that I'm particularly interested anyway.
I know at my old 6th form my year was the past to do general studies, and the year after me started doing critical thinking instead.
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