Arcadia Global Perspectives is a unique, transformational programme that helps students at every stage of school education develop outstanding transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration.
This innovative and stimulating skills-based programme places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It gives students aged 5 to 19 years the opportunity to develop the 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 issues where there is always more than one point of view.
Primary Global Perspectives
The Global Perspectives for students aged 5 to 11 years is part of our primary programme for developing skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. It strengthens the links across our Primary programme and the subjects of English as a first or second language, mathematics, science and ICT Starters.
Lower Secondary Global Perspectives
Our Lower Secondary Global Perspectives programme for learners aged 11 to 14 years leads seamlessly from primary, building on learner development.It has been designed to ensure continuity in the way the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication are developed. It challenges learners to explore and make judgements on the global issues that really matter to them.
IGCSE Global Perspectives
The cross-curricular syllabus of IGCSE Global Perspectives develops learners’ ability to think critically, to research and to analyse different points of view whilst communicating ideas clearly. Typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years, it builds on the foundations of our lower secondary programme, although it is not essential to have completed that stage before beginning Cambridge Upper Secondary. It provides excellent preparation for Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research.
Cambridge International AS and A Level
At Arcadia, Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research encourages learners aged 16 to 19 years to think critically and analytically, using different research methodology to evaluate arguments and issues from multiple perspectives. Students explore and make judgements about global issues of relevance and importance to their own lives.