GAS or General Academic Strand offers subjects from the three other SHS Academic strands: Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strand, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand, and Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) Strand. Students taking up GAS get to experience what each specialized strand has to offer so this is best suited for students who are still undecided on which strand to take.
GAS is commonly the go-to strand for those who are still keeping their college options open. But that’s not the only cool thing about this strand! GAS is flexible enough that you get a taste of various strands, but also specialized enough to offer unique subjects such as Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction.
But don’t just take our word for it! You might also want to learn what GAS students have to say about this strand.
Since the GAS Strand does not cater to a specific career, you might be wondering what your options might be when you get into college. The benefit to taking the GAS Strand is that more opportunities open up for you! From Education to Business to Environmental Management–these college courses (and more!) are suitable for graduates of the GAS Strand.
Just like the other strands, the GAS Strand poses its own set of challenges that you will face. For one, you might be expected to become a “jack of all trades” who is adept at STEM, HUMSS, and ABM. Not to worry! You will meet various types of people who bring their different strengths and perspectives to the table. Surely, you are bound to learn something new from the math wiz, the artist, or the artista who is seated next to you in class!