The aims are to enable candidates to:
• increase intellectual curiosity, develop mathematical language as a means of communication and
investigation and explore mathematical ways of reasoning
• acquire and apply skills and knowledge relating to number, measure and space in mathematical
situations that they will meet in life
• acquire a foundation appropriate to their further study of mathematics and of other disciplines
• appreciate the pattern, structure and power of mathematics and derive satisfaction, enjoyment and
confidence from the understanding of concepts and the mastery of skills.