IB Diploma Global Politics - Block C @ The Leigh Academy

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TLA-35
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The IB Diploma in Global Politics engages students with key political concepts and contemporary political issues in a variety of contexts and through a variety of approaches. Through teaching and learning in the subject, students develop a holistic and nuanced understanding of global politics and acquire the skills needed to analyse, evaluate and act on political issues they encounter inside and outside of the classroom. 


Core units: people, power and politics

Four compulsory units:

·         Unit 1: Power, sovereignty and international relations

·         Unit 2: Human rights

·         Unit 3: Development

·         Unit 4: Peace and conflict


Global Political Challenges

Political issues in two of the following six global political challenges researched and presented through a case-study approach:

·         Environment                           •   Poverty

·         Health                                      •   Identity

·         Borders                                   •   Security

How will it be delivered?


A political issue of personal interest, complemented with research. Coursework assess the ability to research, write and present information and is equal to 20% of the overall grade. 


In the examinations there is an emphasis on written skills, testing your ability to form an argument and interpret information and is equal to 80% of the overall grade.

Entry requirements

  • 5+ 9-4 grades in GCSE
  • Preferably a grade 6 in a Humanities related subject and Grade 5 in English

Your next steps...

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Teacher
  • Senior Business Leader
  • Journalist