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Mathematics IB SL Level 3 Group 5 at Tonbridge Grammar School

Course description

Studying Mathematics provides students with the opportunity to explore a familiar subject in greater depth and with greater rigour. It allows students to develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of Mathematics by fostering their skills of abstraction and generalisation, and by enhancing their skills to apply Mathematics to unfamiliar real life situations. 

Course content

Standard Level: Functions and Algebra, Probability, Sequences and Series, Calculus, Statistics, Vectors and Trigonometry Most students studying Standard Mathematics want to study a course at university which requires a sound mathematical background, such as Chemistry or Psychology. 

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole.


Students are assessed by both examination (80%) and Internal Assessment (20%) which takes the form of a Mathematical Exploration.

Standard Level students sit two examination papers each worth 40%, one non-calculator and one calculator paper. Both papers contain shorter questions as well as longer, more involved questions. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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