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Global Citizenship

The IGCSE Global Citizenship course is concerned with issues confronting the international community and the impact of power and politics on people's lives in developed and developing economies.

What is Global Citizenship?

The IGCSE Global Citizenship course is concerned with issues confronting the international community and the impact of power and politics on people’s lives in developed and developing economies. The course teaches students to evaluate in a comparative way the political, environmental, social and technological aspects of key global issues, and introduces students to the question of rights and responsibilities and the problems entailed in civic participation. It also allows them to gain a practical understanding of what it means to ‘think globally and act locally’ in today’s rapidly changing world.

What will I study?

The course has five main components:

How communities develop

Democracy and political representation

The impact of changing technologies on communities

Patterns of wealth and inequality in the world today

How the individual can make a difference

How is it assessed?
Unit Topic Weighting
Section A Community Action 25%
Section B/C Local and Global Issues 50%
Section D Perspectives 25%

Exam Board: ED

What do I need?

An interest in politics and current affairs, including economic, social and environmental issues will be useful. Also useful will be a willingness to read a wide variety of articles from the Internet and printed media sources, as well as a general interest in the ways humans both affect and are affected by their environment.   The course would be an ideal choice for any student wishing to study A-Level Government and Politics.

DLD College London GCSE Global Citizenship

Related Subjects

History
French
Geography

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