Group 5: Mathematics

All DP students must take Mathematics but there is a choice of levels. Those who wish to pursue a degree in engineering require higher level but others may opt for standard level or Math Studies. Mathematics plays a very important role in many facets of our lives, from “an abstract system of ideas” to the calculation of interest on a savings account and the stress patterns of different materials used in the construction of roads and bridges, mathematics appears in unexpected places. In common with other DP subjects, mathematics has an international dimension which is explored throughout the course. Students choose the level most suited to their interests and aspirations; they are taught separately in small classes in order to provide full support. Inline with DP practice, assessment is a combination of external examinations and an internally assessed project or exploration. (DP Mathematics HL guide IBO 2014)