If your son or daughter is planing to do the IB Diploma Programme next year, please make sure he/she has the necessary foundation to undertake the Mathematics next year - be it Maths Studies (SL), Maths (SL) or Maths (HL). I'm often distressed for students who struggle in their Maths simply because they are ill-equipped for the course. Now is a good time to get started; to remedy any gaps in his/her maths foundation. The course is so demanding that you need all the time you have in Years 11 and 12 just to cope with the course.

Some schools are beginning their course in Term 4 of Year 10. I think this head start is a good idea as, the schools are able to comfortably complete the course by Term 3 of Year 12.

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