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 numbers, 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.