Introduction to International Relations at SBC Canford
SBC Canford | Ages 12 – 15
Introduction to International Relations is a progressive and highly communicative course, which introduces students to major concepts of world politics. Designed specifically for 11 to 15-year-old students by our experienced course writers, this course challenges students to consider key global issues from a variety of perspectives, through interactive tasks, debates and role-plays. Students also benefit from a multinational environment, enabling them to build on their fluency and confidence in using English.
Students will receive a broad overview of International Relations, develop English language skills that allow them to talk about International Relations, learn about key international organisations such as the United Nations and NATO, and debate several crucial global issues, such as climate change and conflict resolution, from a range of viewpoints. This way, students will not only develop their language and subject knowledge but will also learn how to think critically about different situations affecting today’s world.
Students will participate in a Model UN simulation project, in which they take on the roles of different country representatives and actively applying their newfound understanding of international politics to deal with hypothetical situations. Students will research their countries’ viewpoints, devise, prepare and present their arguments, and showcase their English language speaking skills as well as their newly developed skills in diplomacy, resolution and negotiation.
The nature of our student-centred approach provides students with the perfect opportunity to activate their language skills continuously and return home with further developed English language proficiency, a better understanding of international politics and enhanced communication, presentation and collaboration skills.
This module explores how international relations shape global strategy in tackling climate change. Through focussing on contemporary political issues, the module analyses how different countries are approaching issues in different ways.
The United Nations has played a central role in international diplomacy since its inception in 1945. This module explores the history of the UN and the modern-day role it plays in maintaining international peace and security.
This module insight into the challenges of global development, such as in how political entities can work together to solve global issues such as inequality, poverty reduction, and social development.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.