IGCSE Development Studies is a favourite amongst home educators.

IGCSE Development Studies (CIE 0453)
Examining less economically developed countries, we look at the changes in society that encourage or hamper human development. Exploring the interaction between economic, geographical, social and political processes, learners gain a greater awareness of the local, regional and national issues that affect development.

The course is designed to make students more aware of the local, regional, national and international issues that affect development so that they will take a more informed and positive role in shaping the societies in which they live.

Development Studies deals with changes in how society works and the way in which these changes support or obstruct the greater realisation of human potential.  It concentrates mainly on issues that are particularly relevant to the less economically developed countries and emphasises how economic, environmental, social and political processes interact.  This course is an excellent complement to IGCSE Travel & Tourism, IGCSE Economics and IGCSE Business Studies.

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