From August 2019 the following courses, with first assessment in May 2021,
will be available:
Analysis and Approaches SL & HL:
There is a strong emphasis on calculus and on algebraic, graphical and numerical approaches. In this course, students will develop strong skills in mathematical thinking and become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments. The Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches course is designed for students who wish to study mathematics as a subject in its own right or to pursue their interests in areas related to mathematics. It will appeal to students who are interested in exploring real and abstract applications of mathematical concepts. They will enjoy problem solving and generalisation. This course is suitable for students who may go on to further study in subjects that have a significant level mathematics content, for example mathematics itself, engineering, physical sciences or economics.
Students who wish to take the course at HL should have strong algebraic skills and really enjoy solving challenging problem
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Applications and Interpretation SL & HL:
The course emphasises the applied nature of the subject and is designed for students who wish to understand how mathematics relates to the real world and to other subjects. It will appeal to students who enjoy mathematics in a practical context. Students who take this course will be interested in developing their skills in solving practical problems, harnessing technology and exploring mathematical models. This course is suitable for students who may go on to further study in subjects that utilise mathematics in this way such as social sciences, natural sciences, statistics, business, psychology or design.
Students wanting to take the HL course will enjoy solving challenging problems using technology. They should have good algebraic skills and experience of solving real-world problems
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