2IB Phrases to KnowSL – Standard Level: A course that has 150 seat hours. Students must take three SL courses.HL – Higher Level: A course that has 240 seat hours. Students must take three HL courses.* NOTE * In some instances, a student may take four HL classes and two SL classes.
3IB Phrases to KnowInternal Assessment: An evaluation instrument that is graded by the teacher but is moderated by another teacher somewhere in the world.External Assessment: The culminating exam given in May of a student’s senior year
21Further Maths SL Statistics and Probability Sets, Relations and Groups Discrete MathematicsSeries and Differential Equations
22International Baccalaureate GCE A level Mathematics Comparison with A Level Material unique to the IB and A level mathematics syllabuses.International BaccalaureateGCE A level MathematicsInductionComplex numbersMatricesKinematic problemsOdd, even and periodic functionsPolynomial inequalitiesSmall angle approximationsCoordinate geometry of circleRecurrence relationshipsParametric equations of curvesGeneral solution of trigonometricequationsTrapezium and Simpson’s rulesSource: EXPERT GROUP REPORT
23Comparison with A Level IB SubjectSizeGrade alignmentHigher LevelMathematics10-20% largerthan A leveltop 6, 7 ≡ A4 ≡ EStandard LevelMathematicalMethods2/3 A level7 ≡ AFurther≡ 1 A Level (taking into account size and demand together) and accept 7 ≡ A, 4 ≡ EStudies≡ 30 – 40% A Level (taking into account size and demand together)
24Comparison with A Level The HE representative proposed a mappingalong the lines:"7"=133 "6"=96 "5"=58 "4"=20