Aims
  • understand key political concepts and contemporary political issues in a range of contexts
  • develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity
  • understand, appreciate and critically engage with a variety of perspectives and approaches in global politics
  • appreciate the complex and interconnected nature of many political issues, and develop the capacity to interpret competing and contestable claims regarding those issues.

 

Syllabus and Assessment

Paper 1 – 1 hr 15 mins Source-based examination (SL/HL) based on one of the four core units (see below).

Paper 21 hr 45 mins SL and 2 hrs 45 mins HL. Essay based questions based on the 4 core units.

Internal AssessmentEngagement activity. A written report (2,000-word maximum) on a political issue explored through engagement and research (SL/HL)

Core Units – 1. Power, sovereignty and international relations  2. Human rights  3. Development  4. Peace and conflict

HL extension – Global political challenges. Two video recorded oral presentations of two case studies chosen from two different HL extension topics (1. Environment  2. Poverty  3. Health  4. Identity  5. Borders  6. Security).

 

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