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Cambridge Global Perspectives is a unique, transformational programme that helps students at every stage of school education develop outstanding transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration.
This innovative and stimulating skills-based programme places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It gives students aged 5 to 19 years the opportunity to develop the skills that they need to be successful at school and university as well as in their future careers.
The programme taps into the way today’s students enjoy learning, including group work, seminars, projects and working with other students around the world. The emphasis is on developing students’ ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view.
The programme is for students aged 5 to 19 years, leading seamlessly from Cambridge Primary through to Cambridge Advanced. Each stage builds on the learners’ development, whether from a previous Cambridge stage or from another educational system.
Our flexible approach means schools can offer every stage of the Cambridge Global Perspectives programme, or just focus on specific stages. Progression through the different stages enables skills to be developed by revisiting and engaging with concepts at deeper levels and in different contexts.
Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives is typically for students aged 5 to 11 years.
This curriculum develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. It strengthens the links across all of the other subjects in the primary programme, including English, mathematics and science.
Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives programme is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years.
This programme leads seamlessly from primary, building on learner development, but can also be offered separately.
The curriculum ensures continuity in the way the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication are developed. It challenges learners to explore and make judgements on the global issues that really matter to them.
The cross-curricular syllabus of Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives develops learners’ ability to think critically, to research and to analyse different points of view whilst communicating ideas clearly.
Typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years, Cambridge IGCSE builds on the foundations of our lower secondary programme, although it is not essential to have completed that stage before beginning Cambridge Upper Secondary.
It provides excellent preparation for Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research.
Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research encourages learners aged 16 to 19 years to think critically and analytically, using different research methodology to evaluate arguments and issues from multiple perspectives.
Students explore and make judgements about global issues of relevance and importance to their own lives.
Cambridge AICE Diploma is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years. It demands mastery of a variety of subjects from three different groups: Mathematics and Sciences, Languages, Arts and Humanities, plus a compulsory core subject, Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research.
The Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ) can be used to support your students through the Cambridge Global Perspectives programme. The non-cognitive assessment provides insight into a student’s attitudes and behaviours including collaboration and communication, the key skills required for the Global Perspectives programme.
A unique feature of Cambridge Global Perspectives is the dedicated Online Learning Area – free to schools that offer the subject. The area allows schools around the world to access resources and courses and build online communities.
You can access the Global Perspectives materials on the Online Learning Area.
Cambridge Global Perspectives - critical thinking skills for a global society.