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IB Mathematical Studies Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

The IB Mathematical Studies course focuses on important interconnected mathematical topics.  The syllabus focuses on: placing more emphasis on student understanding of fundamental concepts than on symbolic manipulation and complex manipulative skills; giving greater emphasis to developing students’ mathematical reasoning rather that performing routine operations.  


To enable students to enjoy and develop an appreciation of the power of maths and to understand the principles and nature of maths. 

To employ and refine their skills to alternative situations.

Course content

Topic 1 - Numbers & algebra

Topic 2 - Descriptive statistics

Topic 3 - Logic, sets & probability

Topic 4 - Statistical application

Topic 5 - Geometry & trigonometry

Topic 6 - Mathematical models

Topic 7 - Introduction to different calculus

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


Entry requirements

Minimum 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths, and in particular a 7 in GCSE Mathematics (not statistics)

Future opportunities

The range of career opportunities is vast from Accounting, Teaching and Aerospace Engineer to Actuary, Research Scientist and Cooperative Investment Banker.

Combining Mathematics with Physics and Chemistry or other Science courses expands the range of career options further.

The majority of employers and universities hold a Mathematics qualifications in high regard because of the skills it develops and the dedication required by Learners to complete the full course. Employers will consider problem solving, thinking logically and high level quantitative and numerical skills as obvious acquisitions on a maths qualification. There is also specific knowledge attached to the particular modules such as statistical methods, applied mathematics and actuarial technical skills

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Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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