General Studies B (2765)

The Department for Education announced on 16 July 2015 that A-level General Studies cannot be redeveloped under government changes to A-levels.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our Extended Project Qualification, which we have recently updated to meet the changing needs of students, teachers and universities.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team using the details below.


This specification consists of two AS units and two A2 units. The units have coordinated topics across five areas of study: Science and Technology, Society and Politics, Arts and Media, Business and Industry, Beliefs and Values.

The specification has been designed to:

  • explore different ways of knowing
  • focus on contemporary issues
  • develop students' ability to argue from evidence
  • foster enquiry and critical thinking about interconnecting issues
  • enable a variety of teaching approaches according to individual circumstance
  • encourage thinking across specialist subjects, to broaden students' minds
  • contribute towards the AQA Bacc as a Breadth of study element
  • develop students' ability to make inferences from data, images and documentary sources, to argue a case and draw reasonable conclusions.

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Specification

The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type A-level
Specification title General Studies B
Specification code 2765
Certification code 1766 AS
2766 A2
QAN codes 50022428
50022234

Updates to General Studies B (2765)

When there are changes to the specification, updates appear here.

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Nick Colman

Nick Colman and the customer support team.
Tel: 0161 957 3980
Email: generalstudies@aqa.org.uk