Grades 11 & 12
IB Mathematics Higher Level
This is a demanding programme, requiring students to study a broad range of topics to varying degrees of depth. The programme caters to students with a solid background in Mathematics who are competent in a range of analytical and technical skills. The majority of the students enrolled will be 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. Others may take this subject because they have a strong interest in Mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and engaging its problems. A major emphasis will be placed on the use of technology, and in particular, the use of the Graphic Display Calculator. The study of calculus makes up about ¼ of this syllabus.
Prerequisite: at least a 4 in Mathematics Advanced including at least a level 4 in Criterion A.
IB Mathematics Standard Level
A less rigorous course than IB Higher Level catering for students who anticipate a need for a sound Mathematical background in preparation for their future studies. The Mathematics SL course is a complete subset of the Mathematics Higher Level course. The majority of students likely to select this subject will be those who expect to go on to study subjects that have significant Mathematical content. In this course, in addition to a large amount of algebra, an emphasis will be placed on the use of technology and the Graphic Display Calculator for demonstrating and understanding most concepts. Students registering for this programme and wishing to attend a German university must enrol in a higher level Science. The study of calculus makes up about 25% of the course.
Prerequisite: at least a 5 in the Mathematics Standard including at least a level 5 in Criterion A.
IB Mathematics Studies Standard Level
This course caters to students with varied backgrounds and abilities in Mathematics. It 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. Topics are designed to help students relate Mathematics to home, work, and leisure situations and as much as possible to other curriculum subjects. A major study of statistics is undertaken to assist students in becoming well-informed citizens. The majority of students selecting this subject are those whose main interests lie outside the field of Mathematics, and for many students, this will be their last formal Mathematics course. An emphasis on the use of technology and the Graphic Display Calculator will be made in this course.