Year 10

Ms. Sahana

Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives places academic specialization in a practical, real-world context, being a seminar-based opportunity to research and explore a range of issues challenging people across the globe. Developing critical/analytical, research, and problem-solving skills essential to higher education, students will learn to place their personal perspectives in a global context, finding new inspiration and challenges for their studies. Students will submit a presentation and an essay from their portfolio and sit an examination.

Aims of the syllabus

  • become independent and empowered to take their place in an ever-changing, information-heavy, interconnected world
  • develop an analytical, evaluative grasp of global issues and their causes, consequences and possible courses of action
  • enquire into, and reflect on, issues independently and in collaboration with others from different cultural perspectives
  • work independently as well as part of a team, directing much of their own learning with the teacher as an active facilitator
  • consider important issues from personal, local and/or national and global perspectives and understand the links between these
  • critically assess the information available to them and support judgements with lines of reasoning
  • communicate and empathize with the needs and rights of others.

Where can I find it?


Topics Covered

Component 1 Written Examination 35%

  • Demographic change
  • Education for all
  • Employment
  • Fuel and energy
  • Globalisation
  • Law and criminality
  • Migration
  • Transport systems

Component 2 Individual Report 30%

  • Belief systems
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem loss
  • Changing communities
  • Digital world
  • Family
  • Humans and other species
  • Sustainable living
  • Trade and aid

Student Expectations

  • Effective time management to keep to deadlines - Students will need to take greater responsibility for their learning. Students’ progress will still be monitored closely and offered support should they fall behind with work - it is essential though that all do their best to adhere to work deadlines.
  • Academic Honesty - Students must exercise academic honesty in all aspects of their work.
  • Independent Learning - Students must continue to take responsibility for their own learning.


Assessment Week

  • Global Perspectives for Cambridge IGCSE® by Jo Lally
  • Google Classroom

Dear All,

The Year 10 Global Perspectives Classroom has updated information on required material, resources and information with timelines. Please visit the Google classroom for any information. You can choose to send an email for further clarifications

The class code :fipa2cq