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World Development at Durham Gilesgate Sports College

Course description

A-level World Development is a course which responds to growing concerns that people, in our society, in the twenty first century, should have an understanding of their role as global citizens and should know their responsibilities towards global development and sustainability. The title ‘World Development’ has currency in both academic and educational fields and is associated with promoting a ‘one world’ vision. The need for this is recognised at different levels of government in the United Kingdom.

At AS level, students are encouraged to: understand the relationship between development, people, poverty, and their environment; understand the nature of poverty and inequality; appreciate the importance of values and attitudes in understanding different views about development, poverty and inequality; develop skills of interpretation, evaluation and analysis; develop informed personal opinions and judgements.

At A2 level, students study to a greater depth using a range of knowledge to understand the evolving processes at work in development and to extend their critical understanding to appreciate the complexity of interrelationships in development issues; continue to develop a rationale for personal attitudes and values; increase their competence in enquiry, interpretive and evaluative skills; encourage students to articulate independent, informed opinions and judgements.

Entry requirements

For information on entry requirements and appropriate progression pathways: please click here and view pages 122 - 123

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Gilesgate Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years