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World Development at Seaton Burn College

Course description


The AS Qualification is split into two key themes. Theme 1 examines Development, Resources and Global Citizenship across a range of scales and locations throughout both the developed and developing world. Theme 2 examines Poverty and Inequality, investigating the different poverty types faced by different groups in global society. Big Development Concepts include Aid and Debt and students will investigate global strategies to reduce debt and their effectiveness. You are also expected to complete a Portfolio Analysis of World Development Issues in two parts, A & B: A. An analysis of three articles on Theme 1 - Development, Resources and Global Citizenship- each up to 500 words in length. B. A comparative essay of up to 1000 words on Theme 2 - Poverty and Inequality.


In A2, you must study a compulsory unit WD3 Concepts and processes of development where you should develop an understanding of the diversity of values and attitudes associated with the concept of development and be prepared to state and justify your own views towards development themes. You must also study one of three optional units: Economic Development, Social Development or Political Development.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Seaton Burn College directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years