The Mathematics Department aims to create a Professional Learning Community in which teachers facilitate learning to ensure that all students attain their full potential in Mathematics and at the same time enjoy the experience.
Courses offered in Mathematics provide the opportunity for students to develop logical, critical and creative thinking skills as well as, patience and persistence in problem-solving. The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and IB (International Baccalaureate) are the two programmes taught in the department. IGCSE Mathematics is a 2-year course offered to all students when they enter the school as a foundational course for the IB Diploma Programme. A second course at the IGCSE level, Additional Mathematics, is available for students who have strong analytical skills and who enjoy the challenges the course has to offer. This course is studied alongside the IGCSE Mathematics course and is compulsory for students who intend to study IB Mathematics HL.
At the IB Diploma level, Mathematics (HL), Mathematics (SL) and Mathematical Studies (SL) are offered; students are expected to opt for one of these courses, according to their ability and interest. Students who opt to enroll in the Mathematics (HL) course will be expected to select an optional topic in their 2nd year which could be calculus, discrete mathematics or statistics, and probability.
Furthermore, students who demonstrate exceptional talent in mathematics are given the opportunity to take part in various international contests, like the Canadian Mathematics Contest. For more information on the various Mathematics contests students of SOS-HGIC take part in, please follow this link http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html
|Mark Carter, HoD|
|Richard Oppon Asante|
|Enoch Augustine Acquah|