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Global Leadership Diploma

Outlined below are the requirements for the Pickering College Global Leadership Diploma. All students will complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and will be eligible for the Pickering College Global Leadership Diploma (GLD)* or Pickering College Global Leadership Diploma with Distinction (GLD+) upon completion of the additional requirements as stated below.

*Students joining after Grade 9 can submit experiences at prior school for assessment under the same framework.

Global Leadership Diploma (GLD)

  • OSSD requirements
  • Sustained and meaningful community service activity
  • 0.5 Credit IDC40 - Global Leadership: Theory to Action
  • Recent and consistent GLP achievements at Competent or above as per GLP rubric, including the 10 Demonstrations of Global Leadership and the GLP Interdisciplinary Grade Projects
Grade 9 Project

Students work in groups to come up with an innovative solution to make Pickering College more sustainable, based on units in Grade 9 Science, Geography, English, French and options subjects as well as through the GLP off-timetable days.

Grade 10 Project

Students work in groups to research a social issue, take action on this issue and present philanthropic case for an organization associated with this issue. Core concepts are taught in Grade 10 History, English, Careers and Civics as well as in the GLP off-timetable days.

Grade 11 Project

Students independently select a significant issue, complete university level interdisciplinary research and promote an innovative solution to this issue through a 2000 word essay. This essay is completed through the English program and two other disciplines selected by the student, as well as the GLP off-timetable days.

Grade 12 Project

Students develop an independent action plan or test project based on the solution they researched in Grade 11. At the end of the year, they pitch their scalable solution to their issue, giving first hand evidence from their action plan. The pitch is developed through the English program, and the action plan is completed through the GLP off-timetable days and the OSSD community service requirements.


Global Leadership Diploma, with distinction (GLD+)

  • As above for GLP Diploma
  • Recent and consistent GLP achievements at the level of Distinction as per GLP rubric

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