According to the IB, there are four reasons to study Global Politics:
1. To understand key political concepts and contemporary political issues in a range of contexts.
2. To develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity.
3. To understand, appreciate and critically engage with a variety of perspectives and approaches in global politics.
4. To appreciate the complex and interconnected nature of many political issues, and develop the capacity to interpret competing and contestable claims regarding those issues.
Power, Sovereignty and International Relations.
Peace and Conflict
Paper 1 - 1hr 15min 30%
Stimulus based paper based on a topic from one of the four core units.
Four compulsory short-answer questions (20 marks)
Paper 2 - 1hr 45mins 45%
Extended response paper based on the four core units
Students must write two essay from a choice of 8, each selected from a core unit. (50 marks)
This is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course (end of Year 13)
Engagement Activity: A written report (2000 words maximum) on a political issue explored through engagement and research. (20 marks)
With Global Politics as a subject during 6th form, students will be equipped to engage in a variety of discussions with logical, reflective techniques, along with report writing and an ability to analyse information.
This subject lends itself to many university degrees, such as Politics, International Relations, History, Geography and many more.
Member of Parliament
Detective work, police force.
Public Affairs, Foreign Office
Local Government Officer