Analysis & Approaches SL Past Papers

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Videos for the old IB math courses can be found on the pages below:

Math Studies (2014-2020)
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Math HL (2014-2020)

Common Questions
Where are the past papers (2014-2020) for IB Math AA SL?

IB Math Analysis & Approaches SL is one of the four new IB Math courses that commenced in 2021 (first exams in May 2021). Therefore, there are no past papers for IB Math AA SL before May 2021.

Should I study past papers from the old IB Math courses?

Exams from the old IB Math courses (Math Studies, Math SL, Math HL) can be a good study resource for exam revision, however the new IB Math courses (AA & AI) do not directly line up with the old courses. Therefore, there will be exam questions and topics in the old courses that may not be in the new courses.

Are there video tutorials for the old IB Math courses?

Yes! The Revision Village team has created step-by-step video tutorials for every single exam question for the old IB Math courses (2014-2020): Math Studies (2014-2020)  Math SL (2014-2020)  Math HL (2014-2020)

What are the Specimen Exams?

Prior to the first examination session of a new curriculum, the IBO publishes a set of ‘Specimen Exams’. These papers are used as example practice exams for the course. The Specimen Exams above were published in 2020, prior to the first examination session (May 2021).

Where can I find more IB Math AA SL Practice Exams?

Full-length IB Math AA SL practice exams, as well as exam questions by topic, learning videos and more can be found here: AA SL Home

What is the difference between May TZ1 and May TZ2?

IB Math examination sessions are held in May and November each year. For the May examination session, there are two different Timezones (with different exam papers): Timezone 1 (TZ1) for Latin America & North America, and Timezone 2 (TZ2) for Africa, Europe & Middle East & Asia-Pacific. The November examination session is Timezone 0 (TZ0).

Where can I get PDF copies of IB Math AA SL Past Papers?

It is likely that your school will have access to all of the IB Math AA SL Past Exams. It is therefore recommended that students ask their mathematics teacher or IB Coordinator for copies of the exam papers and mark schemes. Alternately, AA SL Past Papers can be purchased from the Follett IB online store or commonly found by searching the phrase ‘IB Resources Past Papers’ in google search.

Do some questions appear in both AA SL & HL exams?

Yes, the AA SL course is a subset of the AA HL course. Therefore, some exam questions appear in both the SL and HL exam papers. 

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What are AA SL Past Papers?
Each year, in either May or November, IB students around the world sit their end of IB Diploma Program (IBDP) final exams. Once these exams are held, the exam papers (called “Past Papers” after the exams have completed) can be used by future students to prepare for their final exams (and so on after that). Hence, AA SL Past Papers are exam papers from prior years, sat by students who undertook the IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (AA) Standard Level (SL) course. IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL Past Papers are also commonly used as practice exams in IB Schools.
Should I use AA SL Past Papers to revise for my exams?

Utilising IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL Past Papers is an effective strategy to prepare for final exams, as it provides students with guidance on the types of questions they will encounter, and the length and difficulty of the exam papers. If you are an AA SL student preparing for your upcoming exams, it’s recommended that one of your revision techniques is reviewing and practicing IB Math AA SL Past Papers.

How does Revision Village support AA SL Past Paper revision?
A common difficulty IB students encounter when revising with IB Math AA SL Past Papers is how to actually answer the exam questions. In addition, the official mark schemes accompanying the papers are often difficult to understand, or don’t show all the working steps on how to reach the final answer (the mark schemes are designed for the markers of exams, not the students). Revision Village supports Analysis and Approaches SL students by providing high quality video tutorials to every IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL Past Paper question, including all sub parts. The video tutorials to the AA SL Past Papers are taught by experienced and expert IB Mathematics teachers who are passionate about teaching concepts in a simple, intuitive and engaging manner.
Where can I get PDF copies of IB Math AA SL Past Papers?

It is likely that your school will have access to all of the IB Math AA SL Past Exams. It is therefore recommended that students ask their mathematics teacher or IB Coordinator for copies of the exam papers and mark schemes. Alternately, AA SL Past Papers can be purchased from the Follett IB online store or commonly found by searching IB Resources Past Papers in google search.

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