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IB Mathematical Studies Diploma at Hartsdown Academy

Course description

The aims of all DP mathematics courses are to enable you to enjoy and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics and develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics.

You will explore traditional topics such as geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and probability but you will also consider the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians through the application of mathematics.

Course content

Units (Mandatory)

Unit 1 - 15 Compulsory short response questions based on the whole syllabus

Unit 2 - 6 Compulsory extended response questions based on the whole syllabus.

Unit 3 - An individual piece of work involving the collection of information or the generation of measurements, and subsequent analysis and evaluation.


Unit 1 - 40% - Written exam (1 h 30 m) - Externally assessed

Unit 2 - 40% - Written exam (1 h 30 m) - Externally assessed

Unit 3 - 20% - Deadlines set internally- Internally assessed

Future opportunities

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements for many courses. It can give context to subjects that would benefit from some sector background and be taken as part of a diverse programme, leaving progression options fully open.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Coppin on 01843 227957 or

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Number of planned places: 20


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