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GENERAL ACADEMIC STRAND
What is GENERAL ACADEMIC STRAND?
General Academic Strand is for learners who are not yet decided on what course to take in college. It is possible that the learner will be given bridging courses to assess his/her preparedness for the field of study he/she will choose in the future. General Academic Strand will present the option for students to take their electives from specialized subjects of any other strands.
1.Why General Academic Strand was Implemented?
-It is to give ways for the undecided students to think about their preferred degree once they step into college. It is just a guide point in the lives of students to help them make up their mind with what they really want to be once they had entered the adult life. The students that wanted to pursue a major in college related to education are to be place in this strand.
2. GAS Specialized Subjects
a. Humanities 1 b. Humanities 2 c. Social Science 1 d. Applied Economics e. Organization and Management f. Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction g. Elective 1 h. Elective 2
i. Work Immersion/Research/Career Advocacy/Culminating Activity
3. About General Academic Strand
-It comprises of cool subjects.
Students who take the GAS will not be unprepared.
You can choose not ones but two subjects from any other academic strand, and mix and match as you please.
4. PROS AND CONS
-Students are able to learn best through their first language so the system offers a Multilingual Education.
-Career counseling is also provided to help students decided on what they really want. If they still aren’t there is a backup plan in the form of the General Academic Strand.
-Companies still hiring college graduates than high schooners. > The amount of school years does not equate to better quality of education.
-DepEd cannot admit the millions of students with the lack of classrooms and facilities.
The K-12 programs covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and 2 years of Senior High School (SHS) to provide the sufficient time for mastery of concept and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduate for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment and entrepreneurship.