Mathematics Higher Level International Baccalaureate group 5 subject

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

There are 2 options available:

Applications and intrpretation

Students we expect to follow the higher level course would be those who will require a high level of mathematics to support them in practical fields such as statistical based courses or engineering courses.  It is iexpected that those choosing the higher level course would have achieved a minimum of grade 8 at GCSE mathematics.

This higher level course builds upon the standard level with additional topics such as:

Logarithms and exponentials, Complex numbers, Matrices, Kinematics, Alogrithms, Hypothesis testing and Further calculus.

Mathematics: Analusis and approaches

This course is intented for students who wish to pursue studies in mathematics at university or subjects that have a large mathematical content; it is for students who enjoy developing mathematical arguments, problems solving and exploring real and abstract applications with and without technology.  We would expect that all students who are intending on starting this course would have a strong background in mathematics particularly within algebra, having achieved at least a level 8 at GCSE mathematics although individual cases would be considered).  

This higher level course builds upon the standard level with additional topics such as:

Permutations and combinations, Complex numbers, Polynomials, Composite and reciprocal functions, Vectors and Advanced Calculus.

 

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How will it be delivered?

Higher level: 

Applications and interpretation

The Higher level course is assessed through a combination of 3 exam papers and an exploratory project.  It is broken down as:

Paper 1: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks consisting of short questions and worth 30%

Paper 2: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks conisting of long questions and worth 30%

Paper 3: 60 minutes long, worth 55 marks conisisting of problem solving questions worth 20%

Exploration: A piece of self-chosen mathematical research worth 20%

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches

This higher level course is assessed through a combination of 3 exam papers and an exploratory project.  It is broken down as:

Paper 1: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks consisting of sections A and B and worth 30:

Paper 2: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks consisting of sections A and B and worth 30%

Paper 3: 60 minutes long, worth 55 marks consisting of problem solving questions worth 20%

Exploration: A piece of self-chosen mathematical research worth 20%.

Entry requirements

It is expected that those choosing the higher level course would have achieved a minimum of grade 8 at GCSE mathematics.

General entry requirements:

International Baccalaureate Diploma:  6 x grade 6 and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme:  3 x grade 6  and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.

Your next steps...

We have a strong history of students going on to study Mathematics-related degrees. The skills and competencies required for successful completion of the course interface well with all disciplines at University.