Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
Geography is an interface between the humanities and the natural sciences. Studies are concerned with themes such as urbanisation, population, development and environmental quality. The course examines the spatial processes and perceptions of humans, as well as the inter-relations between the human and natural environments. All students undertake fieldwork in the local area and further afield. HL students study global interactions in addition to the shared themes of the course.
Individuals, firms and governments must constantly make choices, which will affect their own economic wellbeing and that of society as a whole. How these choices are made and the analysis of their consequences is central to the field of economics. Both HL and SL students cover the same topics, but in the HL course these topics are studied in more depth.
Both History HL and SL classes study a selection of twentieth century world history topics. At HL students also study one regional option in depth. Students develop the ability to interpret a wide variety of source material and to discuss and debate the divergent views of historians.
Global Politics allows students to analyze the significant political issues of our time in an in-depth way. All SL and HL students complete a common core entitled "people, power and politics". This consists of four core units: power, sovereignty and international relations; human rights; development; and peace and conflict. All students also undertake an engagement activity through which they study a political issue of interest experientially. HL students also examine two contemporary global political challenges through a case studies approach.