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World Development AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

Year 12 – Theme 1: Development and Global citizenship. Year 12 – Theme 2: Poverty and Inequality. Year 13 – Theme 3: Perspectives of Development Year 13 – Economic Development/Globalisation Year 13 – Individual report on a chosen topic

Course content

Are you a global citizen? Do you understand why some countries are less developed? These are good questions? Students will be able to understand some of the major development issues facing the world in the 21st Century. It is important that we all see ourselves as “global citizens”. Why do some people not have access to the very basic essentials such as food, clean water, shelter, education and medicine? What is globalisation and how does it affect the development of some of the world’s poorest countries?

Entry requirements

Students should meet the entry requirements of the WCSF and should have at least a grade C in English. A grade C in Geography is desirable but not essential.


Year 12: 35% on one two hour exam and 15% on coursework portfolio Year 13:35% on one three hour exam and 15% on an individual report

Future opportunities

Links well with Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Economics World Development is recognised by all major universities, many of which now run degree courses in Development Studies. Career opportunities are endless including civil service, teaching, research, journalism but written and broadcasting, politics and many more.

Further information

Students will spend a lot of time working in small groups with the emphasis on independent research. In Year 12 students will learn how to analyse articles on development as part of their portfolio as well as writing an essay comparing two different groups of people. In Year 13 students will have the opportunity to write a 2-3000 word report on a topic of their choice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

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