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Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
Grade 5 in English (language or literature)
Grade 5 in maths
Grade 5 in an essay-based subject (e.g. history) if studied

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Why study IBCP Global Politics?

What will I study during the course duration?

Global politics is an exciting, dynamic subject that draws on a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, reflecting the complex nature of many contemporary political issues. The study of global politics enables students to critically engage with different and new perspectives and approaches to politics in order to comprehend the challenges of the changing world and become aware of their role in it as active global citizens.

  • Foundational unit: power, sovereignty and international relations: Key concepts: power, sovereignty, legitimacy, interdependence
  • Human rights unit: Key concepts: human rights, justice, liberty, equality
  • Development unit: Key concepts: development, globalisation, inequality, sustainability
  • Peace and conflict unit: Key concepts: peace, conflict, violence, non-violence
  • Engagement activity:  The engagement activity provides students an opportunity to explore the central unifying theme of the course—people, power and politics—in practice and outside of the classroom. In the course of their engagement activity, students may, for example, learn about the local manifestations of a global issue, engage with primary sources and experience the dynamics and consequences of decision-making on individuals and communities. The engagement activity work culminates in a 2,000-word written report. 

How will I be assessed?

  • External assessment (60%)
    Consists of two examination papers including sources to analyse and long answer essays.
  • Internal assessment (40%)
    Consists of an ‘engagement activity’ involving a written report about a chosen political issue, as well as producing 2 separate video presentations on chosen topics of interest in Global Politics.

Career opportunities and Future study

This course will prepare you for opportunities in further or higher education. You may choose the subject sphere of politics on a global and national scale. Higher education degrees such as Global Politics or International relations open doors to work in a variety of organisations including international bodies and lobbyist groups. Further study or careers in the sphere range from roles in public services, charities, Public servants and other political organisations.