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Sunday 17 June 2018

Curriculum Review for 2019

This is just a quick post to try and spread the word about the latest curriculm review report which has been published on MyIB. You will need your MyIB log in details to access this, but here is a link for you. If you are not familiar  with MyIB yet, you will need to go to the program resource center, then choose the DP section and then Maths Studies (or indeed ny of the mathematics courses) the you will find it very near the top. The report is labelled as the final report to schools May 2018 and has the most information yet about what is coming in the new syllabus.

The New Structure

Plenty is already known about the new structure and lots has been written here on the site in this  Curriculum Review and 2019 section and these more detailed New Curriculum(2019): Applications pages which were based on the last report. This new report says that it is a compliment to the April 2017 report and that the two should be read together. The April 2017 report offers much more in the way of rationale and thinking which is very useful. This new report goes in to a lot more detail about specifics of the syllabus.

Syllabus Details

The new report lists every syllabus item for both the Analysis and approaches and the Applications and interpretations courses. The references show clearly that which is SL and HL and also that which is common to both courses. The items are also explained in quite a lot of detail. As such this is going to be a very useful document for all of us. We also have some breakdowns of advised hours and so on. For us here, it means we can get very busy with designing an intial scheme of work to fit the new applications course and start some seruious structuring! You see previous posts about how we are planning to manage that.

Whats next?

So we wont expect any further communication now until January 2019 when we can expect the publishing of the new guides, the support materials and specimen papers. This will be followed by the subject specific seminars for the launch. We'll be sure to share news about this as soon as we have it. Happy reading!


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