International Baccalaureate Mathematics
All students taking the IB are expected to Mathematics as part of the programme. As
with the other subjects, a maximum of 7 marks are available. There are three levels
that a student may enter:
Mathematics HL – This is the higher level and very demanding and should
only be taken by students who intend to study subjects in higher education that
have a high level of mathematical content. Examples of courses would
include Mathematics, Engineering and the Sciences. It is roughly as
challenging as Further Mathematics A level.
Mathematics SL – This is the standard level of entry and is roughly equivalent
in content to Mathematics A level. 20% of the final examination is project
Mathematical Studies SL – This course is worth the same points as
Mathematics SL but the content allows students to work at a more reasonable
pace. It is suited to students who do not intend to use mathematics in higher
education. It is roughly equivalent to the level of difficulty in AS level
Mathematics. 20% of the final examination is project work.