General Studies (4760)

We are not planning to develop a new GCSE General Studies qualification under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our Level 1/Level 2 Projects which helps candidates acquire similar skills.

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 on the details shown below.

GCSE General Studies continues to focus on important, interesting and relevant contemporary issues. This increasingly popular qualification:

  • develops thinking and functional skills
  • extends curriculum and PSHE Citizenship programmes
  • increases students' GCSE scores
  • encourages thinking across specialist subjects.

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If you have any questions about our specification, please take advantage of our call-back appointment booking system. This enables you to spend up to 30 minutes on the telephone with a member of our subject team. Please choose a preferred time for your call-back and fill in your details on this short form.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title General Studies
Specification code 4760
Certification code 4762
QAN codes 50043900