IB Global Politics SL - Equivalent to 0.5 A Levels
The global politics course explores fundamental political concepts such as power, equality, sustainability, and peace in a range of contexts and at a variety of levels.
This course allows students to develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity, as well as allowing them the opportunity to explore political issues affecting their own lives.
Global politics draws on a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. It helps students to understand abstract political concepts by grounding them in real world examples and case studies, and also invites comparison between such examples and case studies to ensure a transnational perspective.
As with all IB courses, students will develop personal qualities identified in the Learner Profile. This aims to develop learners who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective.
Units covered include:
- Foundational unit: power, sovereignty and international relations
- Human rights unit
- Development unit
- Peace and conflict unit
Paper 1 (1 h 15 min)
Stimulus-based paper based on a topic from one of the four core units
Four compulsory short-answer/structured questions (25 marks)
Paper 2 (1 h 45 min)
Students must write two essays from a choice of eight, each selected from a different core unit (50 marks)
A written report (2,000-word maximum) on a political issue explored through engagement and research (20 marks)
Grade 4+ in 5 GSCEs including English Language, and Maths
University, Apprenticeships, Employment, Law, Politics, Economics, History