Pre-IB Math Higher Level (HL)

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Course Concept

Higher Level (HL)

The Pre-IB Course is an intensive three-week course for students prior to their embarking on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The course helps students from non IB board streams to seamlessly integrate into the IBDP by bridging the gap between different modes of teaching. The Pre-IB Math course is designed such that students from different curricula upto year 10 are able to value it. It is equally beneficial for students who have previously studied within the IB curriculum or have taken Advanced Mathematics from other boards as the IBDP is a pre – university course that has its own rigour of content, contains significant detail and commands a superior skill set. 

The programme delivery ensures the best use of IB-compliant practices in content, teaching styles and techniques, ultimately resulting in significantly higher chances of achieving top results at school. The course lays the foundations of prior learning concepts, focusing on the improvement of the academic skills of critical thinking, using real-world applications and simulations, the carrying out of explorations (with collaborative group work) and use of the Graphic Display Calculator. It familiarises students with the work habits required to perform effectively in IB Math. We acquaint students with Internal Assessment criteria and format of Math Exploration thoroughly and they submit a mini task and get extensive feedback. This is crucial since the IA is worth 20 marks, and is worth 20% of the student’s final grade in IB Mathematics. Overall, it provides students with a head start in their journey as it imparts essential skills and lays the robust mathematical foundations to succeed in IB.

The courses are designed in such a manner which help students of all abilities to succeed in the math program at school.

  • We have separate batches for HL & SL Pre-IB Math Courses.
  • Students of MAA (Math Analysis and Approaches) and MAI (Math Applications and Interpretation) equally benefit from HL/SL courses. 
  • Students who are considering Higher Level or who are not fully sure of the choice of level will have extra support material and assistance provided for the success in this course. 

IB Diploma Math underwent significant changes in the year 2019. Ms. Dhingra, our Chief Instructor for the Math courses, is a leading IB Math workshop leader in the Asia Pacific Region since 2010. Since 2019 Mrs. Dhingra has conducted math workshops for both the courses: MAA, Math Analysis and Approaches Course and MAI, Math Applications and Interpretation Course nationally and internationally.



Bridge the differences between learning until the 10th grade and those demanded by the IBD


Improve skills of problem solving, critical thinking, investigative approaches and mathematical proofs through a toolkit


In-depth learning and application of the first term syllabus and beyond


Acquaint students with Internal Assessment criteria and format of Math Exploration and submit a mini task


Impart advanced skills needed to effectively use a Graphic Display Calculator


Develop work habits to succeed in IBD Math

Course Details

Higher Level

Ideal for

Summer Before Grade 11


3 weeks

Total hours

80 hours

Date & Time for all Batches

Batch 1

23rd May to 10th June (Mon-Fri)

9:30am – 1:30pm OR

2:30pm – 6:30pm (tentative)

11th June (Sat – Finale)

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Batch 2

19th June to 5th July (Mon-Fri | Sun)

9:30am – 1:30pm  OR

2:30pm – 6:30pm (tentative)

9th July (Sat – Finale)

2:30pm to 4:00pm


“Coming from a CBSE background, switching to IB was a big deal and I was quite scared about this shift. The coursleap program however helped me understand what exactly the IB program was going to be like and what are the best strategies to tackle any problem that might come along the way. 

Our instructors were absolutely fabulous along with the peer mentors who were able to identify exactly what our confusion or doubts were and explained them quite clearly. I think this is a great attribute of a teacher to be able to identify what is on the mind of their student. The course also gave me a real taste of how writing an Internal Assessment would look like. It also helped us to get familiarized with the use of technology.”


Indrasena Reddy

Delhi Private School (DPS), Dubai, CBSE, 2021.Studying IBDP at The International School Bangalore

“I had done a lot of rote learning honestly for ICSE math. Every question was identical to the other. This was a huge change from what I have originally done and hence I really enjoyed it. I tried to make the most out of this course and it was definitely good use of my summer break. The ability to keep the class engaged online was one that I appreciated most from every mentor who guided me through the course. This course taught me the work I had to put in and how to be efficient in the subject. I enjoyed making some very good friends as well.”

Aaryaman Rathi

St. Mary’s School, Pune, ICSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at UWC Mahindra College, Pune

“It helped me revise and understand most concepts with much needed clarity, as IB Math is much harder. The course also taught me a better work ethic. The quizzes were good consolidation activités and most of all challenging which made it fun as we interacted with new people. ​​Miss Dhingra is very knowledgeable and is excellent at what she’s teaching. The use of various softwares to make the virtual environment more engaging was very effective.”

Divansh Baja

The British School, New Delhi, IGCSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school

“Overall, I feel the most positive impact it had on me was the actual conceptual learning that occurred. The resources we used (textbooks, homeworks, etc) as well as the teachers available to us were phenomenal. IBDP has many more types of unseen questions and we learnt how to master concepts and your working needs to be as clear as the answer itself in IBDP math. Tutorials were a great way of revising what we’d done on a weekly basis and for revisiting concepts which may have originally been tricky. Quizzes during class were a fun and interactive way to consolidate the progress we’d made. I have taken away many new learnings and extended my knowledge of concepts which I’d studied in the past.”

Aman Kapoor

American School of Bombay, Mumbai, School based curriculum, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school

“I have gained a lot of knowledge, my interest and love for math has grown even further, and I no longer can look at a problem in just a single way. The course was very engaging along with quizzes and the tutorials forced me to revise continuously and therefore imbibed the concepts deeper in my mind. Solving questions in the breakout rooms was definitely a lot of fun, since it allowed us to engage with our peers. IB math is not just rigorous solving, problems differ a lot from each other. Modelling is a very important part of the IB curriculum and the knowledge is way more extensive.”

Aditi Ladda

Universal School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai

“I am now definitely more aware of the concepts that are going to be taught in the IB. I am now aware of solving strategies, working with the GDC and the in-depth understanding that IB requires. The complexity and length of IB questions is more than what I am used to. The topics are more detailed and require deeper understanding. The tutorials helped me revise the concepts covered in the previous week, and allowed me to practice math during the weekend. The quizzes and engagements were always a fun way of reconnecting math to real life problems.”

Prisha Agrawal

Springdales School, Delhi, CBSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at Woodstock School, Mussoorie

“IB Math is completely different from ICSE Math. It is more engaging, analytical and challenging. The course was really helpful because it not only tested our applications of concepts but also gave us an understanding of the IB format. Miss Dhingra is really good at simplifying concepts that seem daunting. She motivates students to think creatively and independently and makes sure that we have a thorough understanding of everything. Thanks to the course, I feel more prepared to face the IB. I have a thorough understanding of  math concepts and have gotten used to practising every day.”

Stuti Bhatia

Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2021. Pursuing IBDP at the same school

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While sustained hard work can allow one to succeed regardless of mathematical prowess, students will receive a ‘Level recommendation’ in a progress report given upon course conclusion.

To support students through their entire IB Math journey, Courseleap offers Personalised ‘Tutorial Hours’ and ‘Revision/ Exam Prep Courses’ through the year. Courses are scheduled at times where performance is crucial (e.g. Predicted Grades, Exams). Year round Tutorial Hours are for continued concept building, learning tricky topics, doubts clarification or solving challenging problem sets. Revision/Exam Prep Courses impart top revision strategies, and personalized feedback for solved practice papers.

Yes – regardless of background, students may find IB math challenging due to its application based questioning and focus on critical thinking. Additional math topics are taught in significantly greater detail in the IB and command a superior skill set. We offer separate courses for HL & SL additional math students can take the benefit of signing up for Pre-IB Higher Level Math course

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Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (19 votes)
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My journey with courseleap

Coming from a CBSE background switching to IB was big deal and i was quite scared about this shift. The coursleap program however helped me understand what exactly the IB program was going to be like what are the best strategies to tackle any problem that might come along the way. The course also gave me a headstart for IB and bridged the gap between CBSE and IB. It also showed me that we must learn to forget that there is only 1 standard way but realize that a question can be solved in multiple ways.

1 year ago
Indrasena Reddy [TISB]

Pre-IB Course

Coming from a CBSE background switching to IB was big deal and i was quite scared about this shift. The coursleap program however helped me understand what exactly the IB program was going to be like what are the best strategies to tackle any problem that might come along the way. The course also gave me a headstart for IB and bridged the gap between CBSE and IB. The teaching team was quite skilled as they were able to keep our attention for multiple hours. It also showed me that we must learn to forget that there is only 1 standard way but realize that a question can be solved in multiple ways.

1 year ago
Mrudgandh Kumbhar

Mrudgandh Kumbhar Campion to BD Somani

A very good course taken by very competent teachers and helpers. It was fun and enjoyable as well as extremely helpful when it came to mathematical understanding and thinking.

1 year ago
Aaryaman Rathi

Pre Ib Math course

My name is Aaryaman Rathi and I will be studying at Uwc Pune in the 11th grade. I had taken the courseleap Pre Ib course which I recommend if you are doing Ib and are from and icse background. Every concept was clearly explained and a lot of hard work was put into every module. I really enjoyed the course.

1 year ago
Paarth Arora

Maths IB AA HL

The course was quite long and extensive, but also very effective. The daily revision work helped make it easier to absorb information focus in class. The engagement exercises done in class helped me warm up and be ready for the course every day. I also enjoyed the breakout rooms, as they helped us interact and complete work with the others.

1 year ago
Anushka Mehta ( Cathedral And John Connon School

Anushka's Review

I think this was an extensive course which has really helped me to transition from ICSE to IB and it has changed the way I think , helped me think critically and logically . All the tutors were very supportive and helpful and I think that miss yogesh was very patient with us and her love for math really showed which kept us encouraged. I would definitely recommend this course as it is a great way to get a head’s up, learn to concepts and make some new friends . Thank you

1 year ago
kabir diwanji

kabir diwanjis review

the course was a really good headstart for us to see what IB math was like and finish and learn extensively 70% of the IB portion .miss Dhingra has lots of knowldge and experience . she would teach to the detail and make sure everyone would understands everything . very interactive and used many different softwares to help us vissually learn . this was a very helpful course and it will really help me do well in IB HL maths . Amanveer was very helpful too .

1 year ago

Fun engaging and a good consolidation for IGCSE students

The course was an amazing opportunity to bridge the jump in the level of math from IGCSE to IB AA HL maths i feel this course hands strengthened my foundation a lot and will hep me in the near future for sure if not later on. The course was strict with deadlines and other activities which at first i felt was unnecessary but as i progressed i realised its importance and how the course is designed such that they knowledge stays with us at the least till we start our ib programmes in our respective schools. Otherwise it has been an amazing experience it takes a lot of time but it is definitely worth the time and money. Lastly I have made some new friends and had some amazing moments of laughter i shall surely remember. Thank you for an amazing time to the main instructor miss Dhingra and the teaching assistants too!

1 year ago

A great experience.

This was a wonderful course, it helped me understand the importance of collaborative working, and also helped me get a heads-up for as to what IB holds for me in the future. Learnt a lot of new concepts which are going to be extremely helpful in the future.

1 year ago
Varun Nirula

An Interesting Venture

I enjoyed the course alot.
It helped me learn several new concepts a aspects of mathematics
It helped me work with others in a team and also taught me that hard work pays off

I really enjoyed it

1 year ago

The course was very engaging and intense which helped me get a better understanding of each topic that we would encounter in DP. Overall I think the course was well-paced and easy to follow.

12 months ago
Vama Madhani

pre ib sl math

It was extremely helpful and the teachers were amazing. I am so glad I signed up:)

12 months ago
Shrshti Santhosh

Pre- Ib SL Math Course- Cathedral and John Connon School

This course was extremely informative and beneficial and has equipped us with. enough t=knowlefdge to confidently enter the IB. The teachers were extremely approachable and supportive!

12 months ago
Shlok Shah

Very informative

I really liked this course as it was highly informative and taught me a lot of new stuff it also made me realise the difference in IB to my previous board .

12 months ago

Pre IB-Math

It was a very fun and interesting course. I learned a lot of new things and was able to revise my concepts. I really recommend this course for someone who would be starting their diploma program.

12 months ago
Aman Kapoor

Good website overall! I would recommend more information about the curriculum and maybe a weekly structure so that students looking to register for the course would be fully aware of what it is exactly that they will be learning. Apart from that, the descriptions of the programme and knowledge extended about what is required to be a successful IB math student was spot on.

12 months ago
Ruchir Mallikarjuna Grandhi

Pre IB Math HL AA

I am confident that this course will definitely help me in the future. Moreover, I learnt many new concepts of IB Math HL AA throughout the course and I really enjoyed my time.

12 months ago
Aditi Ladda

Extremely helpful, and useful course - Pre-IB Math

My name’s Aditi Ladda and I will be starting IB with Aditya Birla World Academy this summer, 2021. When I started the course, it seemed very rigorous to do 4 hours of math per day, however it got much easier with time, and I actually started to look forward to classes, and then solving the homework and tutorials, since I know that it is gonna pay off, what with the quantity and quality of the work we’ve done! Not only is it a very knowledgeable course, but also extremely engaging and interesting; I’d definitely recommend this to any student who is going to pursue IB.

12 months ago
Prisha Agrawal

An engaging and highly educational course

The course was very engaging, fun and very well structured. Despite being a long 3 week course, Ms. Dhingra managed to keep the course from being monotonous by using various teaching strategies, giving daily quizzes and engagements. I am now definitely more aware of the concepts that are going to be taught in the IB. I now know various solving strategies, working with the GDC and the in-depth understanding that IB requires. Ms. Dhingra’s passion for the subject shows while she teaches, which encourages the students to understand the nitty-gritties of the topics. Moreover, the bridge program to the course was really helpful for me since I come from a CBSE board, which is a giant leap from IB.

Prisha Agrawal, CBSE Board (Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan) to Woodstock School in Mussoorie

12 months ago
Agastya Avasthi

I enjoyed this course. I learnt many new math concepts, formulae and made new friends, all whilst having fun. Although I thought it was a really intensive course, I am happy I took part in it and absorbed something new. The teachers were friendly, helpful and understanding. I was quite surprised at how thoroughly the whole program was planned out, and how deep they went into every topic. If you’re looking for some math preparation as well as practice before your IB schooling starts, this course will definitely help you out.

12 months ago

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