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St Andrew's College Dublin St Andrew's College Dublin

Group 5

AIMS

 
This course is aimed at students who are going to pursue a career that does not involve mathematics or is not mathematics based. In this course the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of a technology -based society are developed. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematics to real-life situations and a research project is required.
 
 
COURSE CONTENT
 
Candidates will cover the following topics:
 
  • Numbers and Algebra
  • Sets and Logic
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Functions
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Introductory Calculus
ASSESSMENT
 
Internal
School-based assessment (project)                                                  20%
 
External
Written examination                                                                       80%
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
A reasonable level of mathematical knowledge. Students should be aware that some colleges do not recognise Mathematical Studies for matriculation purposes.
 

Group 5 MATHEMATICS Standard Level

AIMS
 
This is a demanding programme containing a wide variety of mathematical topics aiming to provide a sound mathematical basis for those students who plan to study Chemistry, Economics, Geography or Business Administration in the future.
 
COURSE CONTENT
 
Candidates will cover the following topics:
 
  • Number and Algebra
  • Circular functions and Trigonometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Functions and Equations
  • Vector Geometry
  • Calculus
 
ASSESSMENT
 
Internal
School-based assessment (project)                                                  20%
 
External
Written examination                                                                       80%
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
A sound background in Mathematics.
 

Group 5 MATHEMATICS Higher Level

AIMS
 
This course aims to provide stimulation and challenge for those with a genuine interest in the subject and to fulfil the mathematical requirement for future studies in Physics, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics.
 
COURSE CONTENT
 
Candidates will cover the following topics:
 
  • Number and Algebra
  • Circular functions and Trigonometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Functions and Equations
  • Vector Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Matrices and Transformation
  • Series and Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
 
ASSESSMENT
 
Internal
School-based assessment (project)                                                  20%
 
External
Written examination                                                                       80%
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
This is a demanding course for candidates with a strong background and proven ability in Mathematics.