GP 2022 A Level Essay Questions

  1. Consider the view that people imprisoned for crimes should lose all their rights.
  2. Does religion still have a role in the modern world?
  3. ‘Dramas on television or film are never as effective as a live performance.’ Discuss.
  4. Assess the extent to which different age groups in your society are valued equally.
  5. To what extent can individuals shape their own lives when the world is so unpredictable? 
  6. ‘Too many historical figures are famous for the wrong reasons.’ Discuss.
  7. ‘The results of scientific research should be available to everyone.’ How far do you agree?
  8. Examine the claim that music without words lacks both meaning and appeal.
  9. Since the extinction of species is a natural phenomenon, is there any point in trying to prevent it?
  10. ‘Consumerism is more of a curse than a blessing.’ How true is this of your society?
  11. Consider the view that mathematics is of little interest to most people as it is too complex. 
  12. ‘It is not winning, but taking part, which matters.’ How acceptable is this as an approach to life? 


As candidates in 2022’s A Levels would notice, the outdated methods of spotting ‘content topics’ to study for are no longer very helpful in preparing for the examinations.

Instead a proper dissection of the specificity of the key terms as covered in illum.e will prepare you to provide a rigorous ‘A’ answer for the papers.

During our 2022 mock examinations, our papers were equally rigorous, if not more so, which prepared all our students for the paper well!