« Last post by lottee1000 on November 27, 2015, 07:08:27 AM »
I've looked it up: the new A level spec for CIE (2018-2020) says:
-Core Human Geography and Advanced Human Geography Options will now use LIC, MIC and HIC as terms
to differentiate countries at different levels of economic development instead of LEDC and MEDC.
Edexcel were already using them for iGCSE and A Level. Those are the only to specs I have used recently, do others not?
I prefer HIC/MIC/LIC as in my head LEDC sounds fairly damning, but then they are very GDP focused, which as we all know is not the only measure of development! I've also heard it more on the bbc, economist etc so I guess we are just following a general shift in vocabulary.