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Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above.
GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or above.

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Why study IBCP Global Politics?

What will I study during the course duration?

This course explores fundamental political concepts such as power, equality, sustainability, and peace in a range of contexts and levels.

All standard level and higher level students complete a common core under the central unifying theme of  “people, power and politics”. This consists of four core units:

  • Power, sovereignty and international relations 
  • Human rights 
  • Development
  • Peace and conflict

Students also undertake an engagement activity through which they study a political issue of interest experientially. Students complement their experiential learning with more theoretical perspectives from research and submit a written report summarising their investigation.

Students also have the opportunity to examine two contemporary global political challenges, through a case studies approach. 

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.