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Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives is a one-year course that prepares young people for positive engagement with a rapidly changing world. Through the study of global issues, learners will explore different and sometimes opposing perspectives and develop thinking and reasoning skills as well as research and communication skills.
These skills will enable learners to meet the demands of the twenty-first century and make a successful transition to study in higher education. The Global Perspectives Short Course comprises the first three components of Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR). It is aimed at learners who want to broaden their learning but who do not wish to take the subject through to Cambridge Pre-U GPR.
Schools offering Cambridge International Pre U Global Perspectives can access resources, courses and build online communities through our Online Learning area.
You can access the Online Learning area here.
We are withdrawing the November series for Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Short Course (1340). The last November exam series will be November 2020. From 2021, we will only offer this syllabus in the June exam series.
The last examination series for Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives (Short Course) (UK only) (1340) 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.
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.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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