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From August 2019 the following courses, with first assessment in May 2021, are 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 as part of their diploma.

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.

All DP mathematics courses require students to appreciate the use of technology in mathematics and become proficient with graphic display calculators. [792 KB] IB_Icon_PDF.png

The following courses are available online:

How to enrol

Please visit this page to find out more about the enrolment process. 

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Mathematics subject brief

Subject briefs are short two-page documents providing an outline of the course. Read the standard level (SL) and/or higher level (HL) subject brief below. 

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Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL & HL (PDF, 46 KB) pdf

Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL & HL (PDF, 43 KB) pdf

  • DP subject briefs

    Find out about what each subject offers within the Diploma Programme (DP).

    Our DP subject briefs—for both standard and higher level—contain information about core requirements, aims and assessment.