IB Mathematics: applications and interpretation

Preparation for Life and Work

Preparation for Life and Work
Preparation for Life and Work
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code IB Ma
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


IB Mathematics: Applications and interpretations - Equivalent to 0.5 A levels

This course recognizes the increasing role that mathematics and technology play in a diverse range of fields in a data-rich world, and emphasizes the meaning of mathematics in context by focusing on topics that are often used as applications or in mathematical modelling.


The course covers the following units, which are then assessed through a combination of the controlled assessment and final examination;

  • 1 - Measurements and estimates
  • 2 - Trigonometry of non right angled triangles
  • 3 - Representing and describing data
  • 4 - Coordinate geometry
  • 5 - Rates of change
  • 6 - Linear Correlations of bivariate data
  • 7 - Probability and distributions
  • 8 - Hypothesis testing
  • 9 - Modelling functions
  • 10 - Modelling periodic phenomena
  • 11 - Differential calculus
  • 12 - Integral Calculus

During the two years, students complete an Internal Exploration with a title of their choice. The Internal Exploration focuses on the application of a selection of the units above, demonstrating their comprehension of the units through an investigative platform

How will it be delivered?

Controlled assessment 20%

Final Examination 80% (2 exam papers)

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 4+ in English Language & Maths, with three other subjects at 4 or above.

Grade 5 in GCSE Maths

Your next steps...

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