This course is part of the IBCP Pathway and must not be chosen alongside A Levels.
Applications and Interpretation is appropriate for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems. They will also be interested in harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models. Students who take Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation will be those who enjoy mathematics best when seen in a practical context.
This course caters for students who already possess knowledge of basic mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply simple mathematical techniques correctly. The majority of these students will be expect to require a sound mathematical background as they prepare for future studies in subjects such as chemistry, economics, psychology and business administration.
The general entry for the IBCP is five Grade 4's and above at GCSE level. IB subjects have the option of a higher or standard level. All students will initially be put forward for the higher level and final entry will be decided after student enrolment on the course. It is highly recommended to have a grade 5 or higher in Maths to expect completing this course at Higher Level.
The “Pathways” focus on a specific career and suggest subject combinations to give the best experience, understanding and qualifications that would be required to follow suggested careers. Required for many roles within computing and engineering, the financial links can also be used in law and science.