Grammar School

Group 5 - Mathematics

Group 5 Mathematics

Overview of Courses

All students studying on the IB Diploma Programme must take a course in Mathematics. The different courses reflect the differing needs and abilities of students, who should base their choice on their current achievement level and their need for maths in their future studies.

Mathematical Studies SL

This course is available at SL only, and is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics in students who do not anticipate a need for mathematics in their future studies. This course consolidates and builds on the fundamental skills learnt at GCSE.

Entry Criteria: C in GCSE maths

Mathematics SL

This course is ideal for students who expect to need a sound mathematical background as they prepare for future studies in subjects such as chemistry, economics, psychology and business administration. This course needs you to be able to apply simple mathematical techniques correctly.

Entry Criteria: B in GCSE maths

Mathematics HL

This course caters for students who are expecting to include mathematics as a major component of their university studies, either as a subject in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering and technology. On this course, students will need to be competent in a range of analytical and technical skills, and should enjoy meeting mathematical challenges and engaging with problems.

Entry Criteria: A in GCSE maths

At all levels, the IB maths courses will enable students to:

  • develop logical, critical and creative thinking
  • develop an understanding of the principles and nature of the subject
  • employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization
  • develop patience and persistence in problem-solving
  • appreciate the consequences arising from technological developments
  •  transfer skills to alternative situations and to future developments
  • communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
  • appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives of mathematics, including the international dimension of Mathematics.
  • to enjoy the courses and develop an appreciation of the elegance, power and usefulness of the subject

Please click the following to view the detailed outlines.

Maths Studies
Maths Standard
Maths Higher


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