It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one course in mathematics.
Four courses are currently available in mathematics and these courses will have their last assessment in November 2020:
- mathematical studies standard level
- mathematics standard level
- mathematics higher level
- further mathematics higher level (final assessment May 2020)
From August 2019 the following courses, with first assessment in May 2021, will be available:
- Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL
- Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL
- Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL
- Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL
Students can only study one course in mathematics.
All DP mathematics courses serve to accommodate the range of needs, interests and abilities of students, and to fulfill the requirements of various university and career aspirations.
The aims of these courses are to enable students to:
- develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles
- develop logical, critical and creative thinking
- employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization.
Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives.
The following courses are available online:
How to enrol
Please visit this page to find out more about the enrolment process.
Learn more about mathematics in a DP workshop for teachers.
DP subject briefs
Our recognition resource and document library has subject briefs for the DP, looking at every subject at both standard and higher level.
The subject briefs cover core requirements, aims and assessment. To find them, open the 'DP subject briefs' panel in the resource and document library.