Global Perspectives

GCSE Global Perspectives is a two-year course cross-curricular subject that combines learned skills across traditional subjects.

What will student learn?

Students will discuss and learn about a number of important global issues and more importantly, they will develop, practice and apply the skills they need to research, plan and take action. Students will learn to understand different viewpoints and outlooks on complex global issues that will result in them learning to see the world differently.

Students should come away from this subject knowing that they:

  • are not too young to think for themselves,
  • are not too young to take action that can really make a difference
  • can change the future of the world in which they live.

Model United Nations, (MUN)

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.

Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

During a conference, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, reaching consensus, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing.

NZIS-MUN plans to join the the Hague International Conference by January 2016.