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Global Perspectives Cambridge International Level 3 Pre-U at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

This is an enhancement course

Global Perspectives

(short course) Cambridge International Level 3 Pre-U

This is a one year course and can be studied as an enhancement subject alongside other academic A level subjects. Cambridge Pre-U is a post-16 qualification that prepares learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed at university. It promotes independent and self-directed learning in prepartion for undergraduate study. UK universities accept Cambridge Pre-U and it has international recognition.

What skills will be developed?

  • providing opportunities to acquire disciplined and scholarly research skills
  • promoting a critical, questioning approach to information that is often taken for granted
  • encouraging self-reflection and an independence pf thought
  • encouraging an understanding of and engagment with, some of the key global issues that they will face wherever they live and work
  • encouraging an awareness and understanding of and respect for, the diversity of perspectives on global issues
  • encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to global issues

What will you learn?

Throughout the course, candidates will gain knowledge and understanding of the background to a range of global issues and will appreciate the diversity of perspectives with them. This knowledge and understanding will underpin and inform the skills they will acquire, but will not be separately assessed.

AO1 - Deconstruction - Analyse and evaluate conclusions, arguments, reasoning or claims.

AO2 - Reconstruction - Analyse the evidence for conclusion, arguments, reasoning or claims.

AO3 - Reflection - Assess the impact of research on personal perspectives

AO4- Communication - Communicate views, information and research effectively and convincingly.


There are three components which are all externally assessed by the Cambridge Examiniation Board. Task 2 and 3 are submitted electronically.

Task 1 Written Paper 1h 30mins

Task 2 Essay

Task 3 Presentation


The course serves as a basis from which a candidate may subsequently embark with confidence on the Independent Research Project in year 13, having developed the skills involved in identifying questions, locating and evaluating sources and perspectives, and in setting out a realistic and meaningful research agenda. The Global Perspectives assessment ends at the point where a candidate might be expected to be aware of the issues involved in setting up a research proposal, identifying an appropiate question, and undertaking a literature review or its equivalent.

Who can do it?

Students with an interest in global issues, such as Culture, Economics, Ethics, Politics, Environment, Science&Technology. You must achieve a grade B or higher in English.

What happens when you have finished?

The course will equip candidates with a coherent theoretical and practical basis of transferrable skills and key knowledge suitable for future lawyers, scientists, scientists, medics and academic researchers, whilst providing thought-provoking material that may appeal to those intending to progress to study in higher education and ultimately into a wide range of careers.

Entry requirements

Students with an interest in global issues, such as Culture, Economics, Ethics, Politics, Environment, Science & Technology. You must achieve a grade 6 or higher at GCSE in English.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years