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IB Mathematical Applications at King Ethelbert School

Course description

Students taking this course need to be already equipped with fundamental skills and a rudimentary knowledge of basic processes 0f mathematics.The course concentrates on mathematics that can be applied to contexts related as far as possible to other subjects being studied, to common real-world occurrences and to topics that relate to home, work and leisure situations. The course includes project work, a piece of written work based on personal research, guided and supervised by the teacher. The project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a mathematical investigation in the context of another course being studied, a hobby or interest of their choice using skills learned before and during the course. This process allows students to ask their own questions about mathematics and to take responsibility for a part of their own course of studies in mathematics.

Course content

his 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. 

STANDARD LEVEL (SL): This class is most similar to the current Mathematical Studies SL course. 

HIGHER LEVEL (HL): This course will include new content, including statistics. It is intended to meet the needs of students whose interest in mathematics is more practical than theoretical but seek more challenges.

As in most other subjects within the diploma programme the SL course is a subset of the HL course. As SL becomes a subset of HL this means that HL students can complete the SL course with the HL elements being an addition. This will increase the accessibility of the HL courses by encouraging strong SL students to consider taking mathematics at HL. 

Entry requirements

Admission to the IBCP will be as a result of applicants obtaining a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade 9-4 or equivalent, including a grade 5 in both Maths and English Language, and a 5 grade or equivalent in the subject to be taken in the L3 Careers Related Study. Priority will be given to existing pupils transferring from Year 11 who meet the entrance criteria.


How will the courses be assessed? SL students will complete two externally assessed written papers and the internal assessment, HL students will complete three externally assessed written papers and the internal assessment

Future opportunities

Students who do well at the IBCP are well placed to move into the world of work, Higher or Further education. They will have the qualifications, skills and qualities that are valued by employers in all sectors.

Further information

Careers Advisor or Head of Sixth Form

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: 18 October 2018
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