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Mathematics Higher Level International Baccalaureate group 5 subject at Dane Court Grammar School

Course description

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Applications and intrpretation

Students we expect to follow the higher level course would be those who will require a high level of mathematics to support them in practical fields such as statistical based courses or engineering courses.  It is iexpected that those choosing the higher level course would have achieved a minimum of grade 8 at GCSE mathematics.

This higher level course builds upon the standard level with additional topics such as:

Logarithms and exponentials, Complex numbers, Matrices, Kinematics, Alogrithms, Hypothesis testing and Further calculus.

Mathematics: Analusis and approaches

This course is intented for students who wish to pursue studies in mathematics at university or subjects that have a large mathematical content; it is for students who enjoy developing mathematical arguments, problems solving and exploring real and abstract applications with and without technology.  We would expect that all students who are intending on starting this course would have a strong background in mathematics particularly within algebra, having achieved at least a level 8 at GCSE mathematics although individual cases would be considered).  

This higher level course builds upon the standard level with additional topics such as:

Permutations and combinations, Complex numbers, Polynomials, Composite and reciprocal functions, Vectors and Advanced Calculus.

 

Entry requirements

It is expected that those choosing the higher level course would have achieved a minimum of grade 8 at GCSE mathematics.

General entry requirements:

International Baccalaureate Diploma:  6 x grade 6 and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme:  3 x grade 6  and 2 x grade 5 at GCSE or equivalent.

Assessment

Higher level: 

Applications and interpretation

The Higher level course is assessed through a combination of 3 exam papers and an exploratory project.  It is broken down as:

Paper 1: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks consisting of short questions and worth 30%

Paper 2: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks conisting of long questions and worth 30%

Paper 3: 60 minutes long, worth 55 marks conisisting of problem solving questions worth 20%

Exploration: A piece of self-chosen mathematical research worth 20%

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches

This higher level course is assessed through a combination of 3 exam papers and an exploratory project.  It is broken down as:

Paper 1: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks consisting of sections A and B and worth 30:

Paper 2: 120 minutes long, worth 110 marks consisting of sections A and B and worth 30%

Paper 3: 60 minutes long, worth 55 marks consisting of problem solving questions worth 20%

Exploration: A piece of self-chosen mathematical research worth 20%.

Further information

This course is offered as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, or as part of the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme.

 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma

The IB Diploma is made up of six subject groups together with a core comprising of three parts. 

Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups.  Three of these subjects are studied at higher level and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level.  Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5.  However, instead of a group 6 subject, a candidate may select an additional subject from groups 2 to 4.

The three core requirements are the extended essay, theory of knowledge, and creativity, action, service.

 

The International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme

The IB Career-Related Programme aims to provide a curriculum for students that will equip them for further education and also the world of work.  It combines the academic rigour and principles of the IB with well-established vocational qualifications and a unique ‘core’ course.

The IB Career-Related Programme is made up of:

A vocational course worth 2 A levels

Two IB subjects at standard level

A ‘core’ comprising:

·         Approaches to Learning

·         Reflective Project

·         Community in service

·         Basic language skills

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: 19 November 2018
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