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As / A2 Level World Development at St Michael's Catholic High School

Course description

Aims of the course:
The course explores the problems associated with economic growth and population pressures and how these have led to the depletion of the world's natural resources. Through evaluating evidence from a range of global case studies, you will consider whether the earth's resources can accommodate a fixed population capacity. You will also look at the ways in which poverty has been created within the more and the less developed world, examining specific social groups and their experiences of inequality, as well as considering the strategies employed to address these problems.

Course content:
There is a coursework component for both years, which give students the opportunity to explore areas of their own interest. You will be involved in collaborative work, discussions, visits and some investigative work for your coursework. You will be assessed throughout the year with a final summer exam for both AS and A2. The first year of the course is divided into two themes.

Entry requirements

A minimum of GCSE Grade C in 5 subjects. These must include English Language and Mathematics. The course is open to anyone with an interest in the current state of the planet; economically, environmentally and developmentally.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014
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Key information

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

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