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World Development AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

Why are there rich and poor people?

Why do societies differ so much in development?


What is prejudice and why are some groups

disadvantaged? A level World Development promotes

an understanding of global issues and helps to

develop a “one world” vision. It is a social science

subject and offers a genuine opportunity for breadth

of study for all pupils. If you wish to embark on this

course you will need a lively enthusiastic mind, an

interest in global issues and a willingness to explore

ideas, as well as an ability to communicate ideas


Course content

Course outline AS

The course covers issues of sustainability and

incorporates resource consumption as well as

environmental management. In addition, pupils will

study global poverty and inequality with reference

to case studies in the UK and around the world.

The coursework for the AS course represents 30%

of the total mark.



The step up to A2 involves a study of development

theory and explores the economic, social and political

dimensions of the subject, its evolution and its value

today. A wide range of reading is expected in order to

exemplify the work. The A2 coursework comprises

30% of the marks and involves the eventual

production of a report for an agency of the pupil’s

choice, exploring a topical issue. The remaining 70%

of marks involve a 3 hour examination paper.

Entry requirements

A grade C in English and grade C in

a Humanities related subject are desirable. It is

important that pupils have an enthusiasm and

interest in global issues.


Coursework and Exams.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
 be payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

The course will appeal to those pupils who:


• Want to broaden their A level studies to cover

both sciences and humanities.

• Enjoy travelling and finding out about new

people, places and communities.

• Want to keep their options open.


Further studies at university would be possible,

through courses in International Development

Studies, Geography, Sociology, Economics or Politics.


In addition, many universities considering applicants

for a host of courses hold a favourable view of the

World Development course since it offers such a

broad coverage and comprehension of current

global affairs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

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


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      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.