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Mathematics IB HL 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

Higher Level: All of the topics covered at Standard Level, but in greater depth as well as Complex Numbers and Discrete Mathematics which explores the algorithms and abstract theory behind many computer systems. Higher Mathematics is aimed at students with a strong background in Mathematics who may be expecting Mathematics to be a major component of their university course, such as Physics, Engineering or Mathematics. 

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. 

Higher Level students also sit one non-calculator and one calculator paper worth 30% each. They also sit a further paper on the Discrete Mathematics module which is worth 20% of the final mark. 

Future opportunities

In recent years, Higher Mathematics students have gone on to study Econometrics, Physics and Economics.

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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