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
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.