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    i was just wondering which would be the best to take for A-level because my school makes us take one of them.
    i just want to know which one to take.

    what sort of stuff do you learn in each one?
    which one is most respected by universities.
    which one is the hardest.
    which one has the highest work load (i heard world development has a lot of coursework)

    and any other info, thanks
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    I took WD and it turned out to be fine with all the uni I applied for (Cambridge, warwick, york, sheffield and aber all liked it above the other two.) WD is sort of like politics, economics, environmental science, sociology and geopgraphy roled into one. we had a fairly open course and I found it really interesting (though we did have a superb teacher) its denfinatley the One I would go for, gievn that it is the most interesting and everyone else who took it on my course didn't find any Uni that had a trouble with it (General studies though a completley different matter.)
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    World development is more respected.

    It all depends on your other subject courses as critical thinking will come in very usefully if your doing English, history, politics and essay subjects etc...

    If your going down a social science route world development is the route to take.

    I cant really comment on general studies but bare in mind critical thinking has a small work load and emphasis on exam technique so if that's where your strengths lie go for that. If you like c/w and that option world development is the route for you
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    (Original post by wludeen)
    i was just wondering which would be the best to take for A-level because my school makes us take one of them.
    i just want to know which one to take.

    what sort of stuff do you learn in each one?
    which one is most respected by universities.
    which one is the hardest.
    which one has the highest work load (i heard world development has a lot of coursework)

    and any other info, thanks
    Well world development is accepted by universities as an A-Level, where as many unis wont consider GS or CT when making an offer.
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    It depends on your strengths. I took Critical Thinking all the way to A2 because I found it pretty easy and it was a light work load compared to other subjects. It all depends on your performance in exams though and your ability to think logically and reason arguments. It allowed me to take another AS in my A2 year.
    Critical Thinking is accepted by more universities than General Studies, I know that for sure. All the ones that I liked fortunately took Critical Thinking. It also depends what you are thinking of doing - CT is more useful for the essay subjects.
    World Development is probably the most interesting and probably the most widely accepted. I really don't know much about it, to be honest but I know lots enjoy the coursework side to it. It kinda dips into lots of different areas which provides variety.
    I wouldn't touch Gen. Studies. Too many universities don't accept it and many of my friends found it dull.
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    (Original post by Prussianking666)
    I took WD and it turned out to be fine with all the uni I applied for (Cambridge, warwick, york, sheffield and aber all liked it above the other two.) WD is sort of like politics, economics, environmental science, sociology and geopgraphy roled into one. we had a fairly open course and I found it really interesting (though we did have a superb teacher) its denfinatley the One I would go for, gievn that it is the most interesting and everyone else who took it on my course didn't find any Uni that had a trouble with it (General studies though a completley different matter.)
    Did you do world development as an A Level? Cause i'm trying to self study for it for the June 2010 exam series, and I'm struggling to find revision material... if you could help with some case study names or anything i'd be really greatful! I need a B in it of i'm not going to my first choice uni xx
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    I do critical thinking, I had no choice in the matter. I did no revision at all and barely listened in class but still managed an A in the exam, it's more of an exam technique kinda thing :/ If you know how to answer the exam, you don't need to know much at all (for the first exam anyway, unsure about the next). But crit makes me lose the will to live, I find it really tedious and boring so wouldn't recommend it if you had the choice.

    Out of your options id say do the WD one, I hadn't heard of it until then but if universities accept it and it's an interesting course i'd go for that oone.
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    (Original post by BexPanther)
    Did you do world development as an A Level? Cause i'm trying to self study for it for the June 2010 exam series, and I'm struggling to find revision material... if you could help with some case study names or anything i'd be really greatful! I need a B in it of i'm not going to my first choice uni xx
    Sorry for the late reply. Yes I did, however when I did it there was no textbook for it, for case studies it really depends on the themes revising. We looked at certain countries such as Uganda and themes within them so we could revise it for more than one theme, we also did some very specific case studys..The Katze dam comes to mind other water theme.
 
 
 
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