IB Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

Science and Mathematics

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

What will you be working towards?

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


This course recognises the increasing role that mathematics and technology play in a diverse range of fields in a data-rich world. As such, it emphasises the meaning of mathematics in context by focusing on topics that are often used as applications or in mathematical modelling. To give this understanding a firm base, this course also includes topics that are traditionally part of a pre-university mathematics course such as calculus and statistics.

The course makes extensive use of technology to allow students to explore and construct mathematical models. Mathematics: applications and interpretation will develop mathematical thinking, often in the context of a practical problem and using technology to justify conjectures.  

The aims of this course are:  

  • To enable students to enjoy and develop an appreciation of the power of maths and to understand the principles and nature of maths.  
  • To employ and refine their skills to alternative situations. 


  • Topic 1: Number & Algebra
  • Topic 2: Functions 
  • Topic 3: Geometry and Trigonometry 
  • Topic 4: Statistics & Probability 
  • Topic 5: Calculus 
  • Mathematical Exploration: An individual piece of work involving the collection of information or the generation of measurements and subsequent analysis and evaluation. 

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Minimum of five 9-5 grades in GCSE examinations including a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.

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