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Global Politics IB Standard at Anglo European School

Course description

You will be expected to apply your theoretical knowledge to real examples both historical and contemporary. Some of these could include:

  • Nation states e.g. China, India, the US, Russia, Japan, Germany and the UK
  • International orgaisations e.g. the UN, NATO, the IMF and World Bank.
  • Violent protest movements such as Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and IS.
  • Wars and conflicts e.g. Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.


Knowledge and understanding will form the basis of your studies, you will, through discussion, debate and written work develop sophisticated skills of analysis and evaluation.

Course content

People, power and politics

There are four compulsory units:


Power, sovereignty and international relations

You will study the distribution of power amongst states and how different states co-operate with one another. The purpose, role and success of international organisations such as the UN will be evaluated.

Human rights

This aspect will focus on the nature and evolution of human rights, as well as assessing how various human rights agreements are implemented and the extent to which they are upheld.


You will deal with what development means, how it can be promoted and inhibited. Issues such as the right to development will be addressed.

Peace and conflict

You will study the concepts of peace, conflict and violence, the causes and nature of conflict and issues surrounding conflict resolution.

Entry requirements

Students need to have achieved grade C or higher in their GCSE humanities subject.  You must have at least a grade C or better in English Language.


Paper one (1 h 15 min)

Stimulus based paper based on a topic from one of the four core units. There will be four compulsory short-answer/ structured questions.



Paper two (1 h 45 min)

Extended response paper based on the four core units. Students must write two essays from a choice of eight, each selected from a different core unit. (45%)


Internal Assessment (25%)

Students undertake an engagement activity and then produce a 2000 word report analysing the political issue explored in that activity.  Example activities could include: interviewing a representative from an NGO, interviewing a local politician, participating in a model United Nations.


Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years