Group 5 – Mathematics
Mathematics Higher Level
This challenging programme is designed for students with a strong background and ability in Mathematics. Students may choose this level because they need it to support further study at university, for example Physics, Engineering or Technology, or simply because they enjoy Mathematics. This course extends each topic in the Mathematics Standard Level (SL) course, expecting students to have not only wider knowledge, but greater insight and ability to apply that knowledge. Additionally, students will study one option topic chosen by the teacher. All students must have a graphic display calculator (GDC), preferably one supplied by the school (Casio).
- Mathematics HL
Mathematics Standard Level
Mathematics Standard Level (SL) students will also require a good background in Mathematics. This course does not have the depth found in Mathematics HL but, nonetheless, is still a challenging programme requiring good background knowledge and ability in Mathematics. It is a good programme for those who wish to pursue further studies in fields such as Chemistry, Geography and Business. All students must have a graphic display calculator (GDC), preferably one supplied by the school (Casio).
- Mathematics SL
Mathematical Studies Standard Level (SL)
This course is designed to develop the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of a technological society for the non-specialist. Emphasis is placed on the development of mathematical models and their application to real-life situations. You should usually choose this course if you do not need advanced mathematics for your future studies. The course includes introduction to the graphic calculator, number and algebra, sets, logic and probability, functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics, introduction to differential calculus and financial mathematics. All students must have a graphic display calculator (GDC), preferably one supplied by the school (Casio).
- Mathematical Studies SL