General Studies A (2760)

We are not developing a new A-level General Studies qualification due to government changes to A-levels.

This is our outgoing A-level specification, available for re-sits only.

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 is designed to:

  • broaden students' post-16 education and complement other studies
  • enable a deeper understanding of important contemporary issues
  • provide useful preparation for higher education and life in general
  • allow teachers both freedom and flexibility to deliver the course according to their own situation
  • contribute towards the AQA Bacc as a Breadth of Study element.

It will encourage students to:

  • think across specialist subjects
  • engage successfully with issues through the use of stimulating authentic source material
  • develop their thinking skills, capacity to construct arguments and ability to draw conclusions
  • improve their communication and presentation skills
  • work independently and with others.

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.


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 A
Specification code 2760
Certification code 1761 AS
2761 A2
QAN codes 50022222

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