GENERAL ACADEMIC STRAND (GAs)


INTRODUCTION

The General Academic Strand is a preparatory course for students to take baccalaureate courses in humanities, social sciences, entrepreneurship, and business management after grade 12.  It covers 15 core subjects, 7 applied or contextualized subjects, and 9 specialized subjects at 80 hours per semester except for P.E. and Health that is 20 hours per semester for four semesters in the senior high school. Students will choose two elective subjects from any track or strand. 

 

CURRICULUM

 

General Academics (GA) Strand

LEARNING AREAS

Pre-requisite/s

Required # of Hours

Core Learning Areas

 

 

Language

Oral Communication in Context

 

80

Reading and Writing Skills

 

80

Komunikasyon at Pananaliksik sa Wika at Kulturang Pilipino

 

80

Pagbasa at Pagsusuri ng Iba’t-ibang Teksto Tungo sa Pananaliksik

 

80

Humanities

21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World

 

80

Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Regions

 

80

Communication

Media & Information Literacy

 

80

Mathematics

General Mathematics

 

80

Statistics and Probability

 

80

Science

Earth and Life Science

 

80

Physical Science

 

80

Social Science

Personal Development

 

80

Understanding Culture, Society and Politics

 

80

Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy of the Human Person

 

80

PE and Health

Physical Education and Health

 

80

Applied Learning Areas

 

 

Applied 1

English for Academic & Professional Purposes

 

80

Applied 2

Research in Daily Life 1

 

80

Applied 3

Research in Daily Life 2

1.  Statistics & Probability

2. Research in Daily Life 1

80

Applied 4

Pagsulat sa Filipino sa Piling Larangan

 

80

Applied 5

Information Communication Technology

 

80

Applied 6

Entrepreneurship

 

80

Applied 7

Research Project

Research 1 and 2

80

Specialized Learning Areas

 

 

GA Strand 1

Introduction to World Religion

 

80

GA Strand 2

Trends, Networks, and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century

 

80

GA Strand 3

Discipline and Ideas in the Social Sciences

 

80

GA Strand 4

Applied Economics

 

80

GA Strand 5

Organization and Management

 

80

GA Strand 6

Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction

 

80

GA Strand 7

Elective 1: Fundamentals of Accounting, Business & Management 1

 

80

GA Strand 8

Elective 2: Take from HUMMS or ABM

 

80

GA Strand 9

Work Immersion or Research

 

80

 

SUMMARY OF HOURS/UNITS

 

LEARNING AREAS

Total Hours

Total Units

Core Subjects

1,200

60

Contextualized Subjects

560

28

Specialized Subjects

720

36

TOTAL hours/units to graduate Senior High School

2,480 credit hours

124 credit units