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General Certificate of Education (International) Advanced Subsidiary Level GENERAL PAPER 8001 For examination in November 2010

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GENERAL PAPER
GCE Advanced Subsidiary Syllabus 8001CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION AIMS ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES GCE (AS) SUBJECT 8001 (NOVEMBER ONLY)

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Notes
Candidates for the General Paper MUST enter as follows: (a) Candidates at CaribbeanCentres must enter for Subject 8004; (b) Candidates in Mauritius must enter for Subject 8009 (c) Candidates at all other Centres must enter for either Subject 8001 or 8004.

Exclusions
This syllabus mustnot be offered in the same session with any of the following syllabuses: 8004 General Paper (Caribbean and Rest of the World) 8005 General Paper (Singapore) 8009 General Paper (Mauritius) GENERAL PAPER 8001 AS LEVEL 2010

INTRODUCTION
The AS General Paper is multi-disciplinary, its subject matter drawn from across the curriculum. The syllabus encourages in candidates the ability to makecross-curricular links; to develop a maturity of thought appropriate to students at this level; and to achieve an understanding and usage of the English language which enables them to expressarguments, ideas and opinions in a reflective and academic manner. An awareness of the wider implications of particular issues will enhance the quality of the candidate’s response to the questions set.However, the AS General Paper is not a test of general knowledge. The key objective must be for the candidate to convey information or opinion in a way that is thoughtful, perceptive and immediatelyintelligible to the reader.

AIMS
The aims of the AS General Paper are to: • • • • • promote the skills of rational thought, persuasion, analysis, interpretation and evaluation; encourage candidates to...
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