2023 A-Level General Paper (GP) Paper 1 Essay Questions

Analysis for the A Level 2023 GP essay questions will be out soon! As predicted, the niche topic of ‘space’ came out—likely due to the “billionaire space race” and various advancements in recent times. Environment and sports were also predicted, based on the fact the former had not been tested in recent years despite its importance, while sports tends to appear almost every alternate year and was made more likely to be tested due to various events. Typical themes such as Arts and Science & Tech also appeared.

2023 A-Level GP Questions:

1. ⁠How realistic is it for countries to implement a national minimum wage for all their workers?

2. ⁠‘Fossil fuels should no longer have a part in the production of energy.’ Discuss.

3. ⁠Consider the view that spending money on space travel cannot be justified in today’s world.

4. ⁠Consider the argument that there should be no censorship of the arts in modern society.

5. ⁠‘People who undertake voluntary work do so more for their own benefit than for the benefit of others.’ Discuss.

6. ⁠Assess the extent to which all people in your society have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

7. ⁠‘The quality of human interaction is diminished by modern communication devices.’ How far do you agree?

8. ⁠To what extent are festivals and national holidays effective in promoting unity in your society?

9. ⁠‘Regret for past actions is vital for progress.’ What is your view?

10. ⁠Evaluate the claim that sports personalities make good role models for young people.

11. ⁠Assess the view that accurate translation between languages is always necessary.

12. ⁠‘Young people want to change the world because they do not know it is impossible.’ How far do you agree?