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Mathematics IB Diploma at Knole Academy

Course description

The course focuses on introducing important mathematical concepts through the

development of mathematical techniques.

The intention is to introduce students to these concepts in a comprehensive and

coherent way, rather than insisting on the matematical rigor required for mathematics HL.

Students should wherever possible, apply the mathematical knowledge they have required to solve realistic problems set in an appropriate context.


The internally assessed component, the exploration, offers students the opportunity for

developing independence in their mathematical learning. Students are encouraged to take a considered approach to various mathematical activities and to explore differnet

mathematical ideas. The exploration also allows students to work without the time

constraints of a written examination and to develop the skills they need for communicating mathematical ideas.

Course content

All topics are compulsory which include Algebra, Functions and Equations, Circular

Functions and Trigonometry, Vectors, Statistics, Probability and Calculus.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent) or above, including Mathematics at grade 7

gained at the higher tier.


External Asssement ( 3 hours) 80% weighting.

Paper 1 ( 1 hour 30 minutes) non calculator 90 marks, 405 weighting.

Paper 2 ( 1 hour 30 minutes ) 40% weighting.

Internal Assessment

Mathematical exploration 20% weighted

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: 23 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years