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Universities tell us that Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) is an excellent preparation for undergraduate study as it gives real evidence of independent, critical thinking. Cambridge Pre-U GPR is taught as two successive one-year courses, with the Research Report growing seamlessly out of the skills introduced and developed as part of the Global Perspectives course.
Cambridge Pre-U GPR is an excellent alternative to Critical Thinking, General Studies and the Extended Project, and is very attractive for schools looking for curriculum enrichment programmes. It enthuses learners by offering the opportunity for open debate and research on their own topic.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
From June 2021 you will need to prepare and submit work to us using eSubmission for component 02 and 03. This includes removing the need to submit an attendance register or declaration of originality as these will now be handled within the eSubmission system. For more information refer to the Administrative guide for subjects using eSubmission.
We are withdrawing Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives & Research (9777). The last November exam series will be November 2020. From 2020, we will only offer this syllabus in the June exam series.
We do offer a June and November series for Cambridge International AS and A Level Global Perspectives & Research (9239), so you may be interested in this syllabus as a possible alternative. This syllabus is not regulated by Ofqual and is therefore not funded for teaching in state schools in England. We communicated this decision to schools in April 2018.
The last examination series for Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Independent Research (UK only) (9777) will be June 2023. There is a resit opportunity in June 2024, there is no option for candidates to resit after this date. We communicated this decision to schools in November 2019.
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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.
You will see these changes on live question papers from June 2020 and therefore we have made these changes on the specimen materials for this syllabus. The specimen questions and mark schemes remain the same.
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