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

Course description

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Applications and interpretation

 

This course is designed for students who enjoy describing the real world and solving practical problems using mathematics, those who are interested in harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models and enjoy the more practical side of mathematics.

Students we expect to follow this course are those who will not require mathematics as a major component in their future studies/career plan.  it is expected that those choosing this standard level would have achieved a minimum of a grade 5 at GCSE mathematics.

This standard level course consists of topics such as:

Sequence and series, Financial calculatins, Proof, Modelling, Trigonometry, Voronoi diagrams, Correlation and regression, Statistical distributions and Basic Calculus.

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches

This course is intended for students who wish to pursue studies in mathematics as a component of their university studies; it is for students who enjoy developing mathematical arguments, problem solving and exploring ral and abstract applications, with and without technology.  It is expected that those choosing this standard level would have achieved a minimum of a grade 5 at GCSE mathematics.

This standard level course consists of topics such as:

Sequences and series, Logarithms and exponentials, Proof, Systems of equations, Trigonometry, Correlation and regression, Statistical distributions and Calculus.

Entry requirements

Students who intend to follow the mathematics studies course at Dane Court will be required to have attained a minimum of grade 5 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

Applicatins and interpretation

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

Paper 1: 90 minutes long and worth 80 marks consisting of short questions and worth 40%

Paper 2: 90 minutes long and worth 80 marks consisting of long qustions and worth 40%

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

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches

This standard level course is assessed through a combination of 2 exam papers and an exploratory project.  It is broken down a:

Paper 1: 90 minutes long and worth 80 marks consisting of sections A and B and worth 40% 

Paper 2: 90 minutes long and worth 80 marks consisting of sections A and B and worth 40%

Exploration : A piece of self-chosen mathmatical 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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