• Cambridge Global Perspectives is an innovative and stimulating skills-based programme which places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It gives learners the opportunity to develop the transferable 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 and local issues where there is always more than one point of view. Students study topics they are interested in – for example, ‘Looking after planet earth’ and ‘The right to learn’. 
  • Cambridge Global Perspectives is a core part of the Cambridge Primary programme and helps to strengthen the links across subjects. The focus of the teaching and assessment is completely on the development of skills. This means that the learning objectives focus on skills that learners will need rather than knowledge and understanding about specific topics. For example, when learners use sources of information, the focus is on the skill of analysing the sources rather than learning about the content of a particular source. 
  • The Curriculum Framework document provides a comprehensive set of learning objectives for Cambridge Global Perspectives. These give a structure for teaching and learning and a reference against which learners’ ability and skills development can be checked. The learning objectives are divided into six main skill areas called ‘strands’ which run through every stage. Each strand corresponds to one of the skills: Research, Analysis, Evaluation, Reflection, Collaboration and Communication.
  • Separate learning objectives are provided for Stages 1 and 2 as cognitive development is rapidly changing in these stages. In Stages 3 and 4 the same objectives can be used to structure learning but the range of materials and contexts provided to learners will be increasingly complex. The same is true of Stages 5 and 6 where the same learning objective can be used to plan teaching across both years.