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Global Perspectives and Independent Research Pre-U Certificate at Comberton Village College & Sixth Form

Course description

Why study Global Perspectives and Independent Research?

Are you interested in global issues? Do you enjoy intellectual discussions and debates? Do you like a challenge? If so, then this is the course for you. Global Perspectives and

Independent Research will enable you to investigate global issues in depth and develop the skills necessary to analyse and evaluate alternative perspectives. You will gain an acute awareness of the complexity of the world and the connections between different people, communities and countries.


Course content

What will I study?

The course has two distinct sections: Global Perspectives and Independent Research. The Global Perspectives section (taken in Year 12) focuses on significant global issues such as medical ethics and priorities, migration and work, the economic role of women, global climate change, science and politics, artificial intelligence, the emergence of China as a world superpower and integration and multiculturalism. The course will be taught in a series of seminars where you will learn how to analyse and evaluate different arguments, assess the credibility of sources, identify alternative and rival perspectives, communicate your personal perspectives and reflect on your own arguments. This part of the course is assessed through one examination, an essay and a multi-media presentation.

The Independent Research section of the qualification (taken in Year 13) allows you to demonstrate the skills developed in the Global Perspectives seminars through an individual 5000-word research report, the focus of which is entirely your choice.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

At least 5 x 6s

Future opportunities

What can I do with Global Perspectives and Independent Research after Sixth Form?

The skills and expertise gained from the course are easily transferable to every university course and a vast array of professions. Achieving this qualification means you have the ability to think critically, analyse, evaluate and question thinking, as well as having an in-depth insight into a number of significant global issues.


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: 26 September 2017
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