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 are able to 10 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 course is also designed in a manner that students of MAA (Math Analysis and Approaches) and MAI (Math Applications and Interpretation) can benefit from it.

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. 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.

*We have separate batches for HL & SL Pre-IB Math Courses from 2021

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. Most recently, she has conducted workshops for the new Math Courses in 2019 – in Shanghai for the MAA, Math Analysis and Approaches Course and in Mumbai for the MAI, Math Applications and Interpretation Course.



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


  • 60 hours of virtual teaching sessions 
  • 5 hours of personalised support for doubt clarification 
  • 15 hours of continuous assessment – tutorials,and homework, parent orientation & progress reports

Date & Time for all Batches

Batch 1:

16th May to 3rd June (Monday to Friday)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

4th June (Saturday – Finale)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Batch 2:

13th June to 1st July (Monday to Friday)
10:00am – 2:00pm

2nd July (Saturday – Finale)
2:30pm to 4:00pm


“The content and application knowledge that Miss Dhingra has is incredible and especially her way of expressing mathematical questions in a concise and effective manner makes it extremely easy for students to grasp the concepts. This course has given me the required rigour I need for IBDP Maths due to its intensifying and daily schedule. Moreover, it has also given me insightful tips for external assessments such as the Maths exploration and I have been introduced to the Math toolkit to a great extent. Finally, this course has given the perfect boost I need for starting with IBDP Maths.”

Aakrit Singhal

Podar International School, Mumbai, IGCSE Extended Math, 2020

Ms. Dhingra truly takes time to understand each and every student in the class and pays attention to their strengths and weaknesses and addresses them in class. Even though class is online, she has tried her best to keep us engaged by making the sessions interactive and going in great depth for each topic. I really liked the way Ms Dhingra taught us the concepts in such a way that they have been ingrained in my mind quite well.

Prisha Punjwani

Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai, ICSE, 2020

The tutorials were helpful in applying my understanding of problems. The feedback of our instructors was very very helpful, and I do feel more prepared to go back and redo the tutorials. I feel Ms. Dhingra adds value to the course by ensuring solidification of class materials. She helps us ensure that we understand the concepts properly. It has taught me to work on a subject for a long time. This course has also taught me about prioritization. I do feel better about prioritization and more confident.

Rishi Chandan

American School Bombay, Mumbai, IB MYP, 2020

Mrs Dhingra is the best math teacher I have ever had. I love how into the subject she is and how much of research stuff she tells us to go and find. It makes the course less monotonous and more interesting

Aadya Joshi

American School of Bombay, Mumbai, Math SL Analysis and Approaches, 2019

This course helped improve my thinking abilities and definitely got me better at math, I got a clearer idea of how math as well as IB was going to be overall. It also got me inquisitive of various things which encouraged me to watch videos and do research, I think this time of the vacation was used quite efficiently and I am glad it happened at CourseLeap Mrs. Dhingra is never hesitant when we have doubts and she has a plethora of teaching strategies which adds to my understanding of math. She did go in depth of quite a few interesting topics to broaden our knowledge irrespective of whether it was a part of the course, which is one thing I really liked. She understood my situation with math as I had an IGCSE extended background and made sure I was able to cope with the others

Kriti Kedia

Former student of Extended math IGCSE at Vibgyor High School, Mumbai, currently pursuing IB Diploma at DAIS, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, 2019

This course helped me to think of everything more mathematically and develop the approach of looking at things in daily life through a mathematical lens. It also helped me to understand the intensity that the IB Diploma requires and how we should configure our work ethic to have that intensity. More importantly it taught me the importance of understanding things fully and thus helped me to discover Math in a way I never had before.Mrs. Dhingra has extensive knowledge on the course and the skills needed to succeed in it. She is great at teaching the concepts from the very basics which makes it easy for us to understand. A sincere effort was made to make sure that everyone understands everything and also that the work is consolidated. The tasks were also given to introduce us to the IB style of working.

Sharan Mangrulkar

Former ICSE student of Campion School, Mumbai, currently pursuing IB Diploma at Bombay International School, Mumbai, 2019

Ms Dhingra helps keep our attention, makes the course content very interesting, helps us to understand difficult concepts and teach new ways to look at the same problem. IB is more in depth, more difficult, a lot more applications and “exploration” type stuff. The course was very helpful to cement the skills learned in class and helped me develop a good work ethic. The quizzes made the breaks interesting, helped us build thinking and application skills and probing skills to help with explorations. I’d like such courses before exams too…

Devika Madgavkar

Former IGCSE Additional Math student, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, now pursuing the IB Diploma Higher Level Math Grade 12, 2018

Mrs. Dhingra really taught all of us really well. Her love for math and education, her attention to detail, and her ability to make us think for ourselves, often from more than one angle, have made this course so unique. Making us investigate every single thing, giving us questions from our own questions and reading out philosophical passages, constantly keeping us satisfied and not satiated at the same time (PARADOX) with food for thought, were some of the highlights of Mrs. Dhingra’s value add in the course. The Tutorials gave me confidence, clarity and creativity.
Confidence- The ability to work out problems on my own.
Clarity- The clear stream of reasoning and strategy to solve problems.
Creativity- Learning how the same questions had various solutions, from answers of my peers.

Siddharth Sanghi

Former ICSE student, Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, currently majoring in Applied Math and and Minoring in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, 2017

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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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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.

8 months ago
Indrasena Reddy [TISB]

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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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago
Aaryaman Rathi

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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.

7 months ago
Paarth Arora

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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.

7 months 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

7 months ago
kabir diwanji

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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 .

7 months 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!

7 months 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.

7 months 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

7 months 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.

7 months ago
Vama Madhani

pre ib sl math

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

7 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!

7 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 .

7 months ago

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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.

7 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.

7 months ago
Ruchir Mallikarjuna Grandhi

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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.

7 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.

7 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

7 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.

7 months ago

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