The aims of this course in are to enable students to:
- enjoy and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics
- develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
- communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
- develop logical, critical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem-solving
- employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization
- apply and transfer skills to alternative situations, to other areas of knowledge and to future developments
- appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other
- appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
- appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
- appreciate the contribution of Mathematics to other disciplines.
This course is taken as part of the IBCP or as a stand-alone subject.
This course is assessed by 3 exams and a piece of coursework worth 20%.
4 GCSE grades at 4, with a minimum of a grade 5 in Maths and 4 in English.
Students can go on to study maths or a related degree at university, such as engineering. Or use this qualification to progress on to an apprenticeship or employment.