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Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives encourages learners to think about and explore solutions to significant global issues.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
To better meet the needs of learners, we have introduced a single list of topics to be used in all three components.
We have increased the weighting for the Team Element in the Team Project to support the importance of the work done as a team. We have also included a list of command words in the syllabus.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2025-2027 syllabus above.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2025. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2025 onwards for details.
View the latest resources that are being developed by our Endorsement Partners for the Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives syllabus (0457).
Cambridge IGCSE™ Global Perspectives 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press)
Help your students become global citizens and develop 21st century skills, including communication and analysis. Encourage students to value and understand other peoples’ perspectives, exploring global topics such as climate change. Digital teacher’s resource available.
Read more on the Cambridge University Press website
Cambridge IGCSETM Global Perspectives (Collins)
This course fully covers the Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Global Perspectives syllabuses (0457/2069). It develops students’ skills, preparing them for assessment as they explore contemporary global issues, rich international texts, data and case studies.
Read more on the Collins website
Schools offering Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives can access resources, courses and build online communities through our .
You can access the Online Learning area here.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
Publication of grade descriptions was paused in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary changes to the grading standard that have been in place for 2020, 2021 and 2022. We are currently working on producing these grade descriptions. This work will make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the more stable grading standard that we expect to have in place for June 2023 onwards.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
Check the Submit for Assessment page and the samples database for information and guidance on submitting moderated and examined work using Submit for Assessment.
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