World Development AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
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 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.
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.
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
be payable before submitting your application.
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
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.