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International Baccalaureate - Mathematical Standard Level at The Rochester Grammar School

Course description

This standard level course is designed for mathematcially able students who anticipate a need for a sound mathematical background for future studies in natural and social sciences, such as Chemistry, Economics, Psychology and Business Administration. Students inteding to take Mathematics at university should take the Higher level mathematics course.

Course content

Course content:
1) Algebra
2) Functions and equations
3) Circular functions and trigonometry
4) Matrices
5) Vectors
6) Statistics and Probability
7) Calculus

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 7.


In order to gain access to The RGS Sixth Form, students must obtain 5 GCSE grades A*-B (5+) including English Language and Mathematics.



This standard level course is assessed through:

- 80% external assessment: two written papers at the end of the two year course. Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper. Paper 2 is a calculator paper, where a graphical display calculator is required.

- 20% internal assessment: a portfolio of two pieces of work, one of which must be
type I - mathematical investigation and the other type II - mathematical modelling.

Future opportunities

A sound knowledge and understanding of mathematics is invaluable whatever you wish to do next. Further education and employment will both demand a practical and rounded mathematical ability and thats just what these courses will give you.

We all need maths, whatever we choose to do in life. But, if youre considering a maths based career, say in the sciences or financial markets, you will need more knowledge than most and these courses will make sure youre well prepared for further studied at university, or entry into the world of work.

Further information

The I.B.O.s mission statement:

'The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.'

IB learners are:

- Enquirers
- Knowledgeable
- Risk-takers
- Thinkers
- Good communicators
- Principled
- Open-minded
- Reflective

The ideal IB student will also have acquired a sense of caring and compassion, and will recognise the importance of a balance between his/her intellectual, physical and emotional needs.

If you require any further information please contact Miss Hemming at The Rochester Grammar School.

If you wish to study at The Rochester Grammar School, please apply directly to the school.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rochester Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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