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Focusing on issues of particular relevance to less economically developed countries, the Cambridge IGCSE Development Studies syllabus looks at the changes in society that encourage or hamper human development. By emphasising the interaction between economic, geographical, social and political processes, learners gain a greater awareness of the local, regional and national issues that affect development. As a result, learners will become more informed about their own local context, and can participate positively in the shaping of their own society.
From 2020 this syllabus will only be available in administrative zones 3 and 4. Check the administrative zone for your school.
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We are withdrawing Cambridge IGCSE Development Studies (0453).
Although the final date on the front cover of the syllabus is November 2022 the last examination for this syllabus will be November 2021. In line with our Code of Practice, Aim 1.10, we have provided at least 30 months’ notice of the withdrawal (ending with the date of the last examination).
The last examination for this subject will be November 2021 (there is no option for candidates to resit after this date). We communicated this decision to schools in December 2018.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
There are no updates for this syllabus