World Development AS
- Course Level: AS Level
- Duration: 2 Year
- Start date: September 2012
- Qualification: A level
- Awarded By: WJEC
Introduction to course
This new course combines aspects of Geography, International Relations, Politics, Sociology and Economics. You will develop your skills of critical analysis and independent thinking through the study of topics such as development, resources and global citizenship and poverty and inequality. You will also look at economic and political development at global, national and local levels.
The AS course is taught in two themes:
Theme 1 Development, Resources and Global Citizenship
Theme 2 Poverty and Inequality
In both of these themes we explore the 'unfairness' of the distribution of things such as wealth, education, health care. We investigate the reasons for inequality, the effects on people and their lives and how such issues can be managed sustainably.
You will need Bs in English, C in Maths and an average GCSE points score of 5.0.
This course combines well with
Government and Politics, Maths, English, History
This course is not suitable with
We do not recommend combining this course with Geography.
One 1.5 hour examinations plus a portfolio consisting of:
1. An analysis of published articles on the theme of People, Resources and Global Citizenship
2. An essay of 1000 words based on the theme of Poverty and Inequality.
Exam = 70%
Coursework = 30%
It is a good basis for studies in the Social Sciences at university. You will also develop skills sought after in employment.
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