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Group Three IB Global Politics HL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

The aims of the global politics course at SL and HL are to enable students to:

 -Understand key political concepts and issues, in a range of contexts and at a number of levels

-Develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity

-Understand 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

Course content

Topics Covered

Core topics for SL and HL courses: people, power and politics

There are four compulsory units:

1. Power, sovereignty and international relations

2. Human rights

3. Development

4. Peace and conflict

HL extension: global political challenges

Two further global political challenges must be studied.

 5. Culture and identity

 6. International security

In addition, all students complete an Internal Assessment based on a political engagement activity of their choice.


HL Assessment

  • Stimulus based  paper 20%
  • X3 Essay paper 40%
  • Report on Political Engagement Activity (internally assessed) 20%
  • 20 minute oral presentation on two topics of choice from units 5 and 6 above. 20%

Further information

Comment and future careers

The Global Politics course is particularly relevant to students thinking about International Relations, Politics, PPE, Law and any other Humanities based degree. It carries great weight in an increasingly globalised careers market, from international businesses to the UN

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September