James Boswell Course | VWO Exam Mathematics B (Examen)

The VWO Mathematics B exam covers the entire Dutch VWO Mathematics B programme. For more information, consult the translation of the programme.

Topics include:

  • Differentiation: power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, extremes and inflection points
  • Integration: power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, area between functions, volume of revolution around X-axis or Y-axis, centre of mass, arc length.
  • Trigonometry: sum and difference formulas, Simpson formulas, trigonometric functions, harmonic functions Lissajous figures (parametric curves)
Proofs in Euclidian Geometry:
  • Proofs of congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Perpendicular bisector and outer circle, theorem of perpendicular bisectors
  • Bisector and inner circle, theorem of bisectors
  • Altitude line, median line, theorem of altitude lines, theorem of median lines
  • Quadrangles, quadrilaterals, theorem of quadrilaterals
  • Central angle, circumferential angle, theorem of circumferential angle
  • Theorem of Thales, theorem of a constant angle, theorem chord and tangent
  • Inverse theorem of Thales, inverse theorem of constant angle
  • Proofs from the absurd


  • Calculator: consult the general exam page to see which calculators are permitted.
  • During the exam, you will be given a list of formulas based on the Dutch high school curriculum
  • Protractor
  • Pen and pencil
  • Compass

You will have to identify yourself during the exam. A photo ID is required: Passport, EU-Identity card, or EU-driving licence.

James Boswell Examens are held on various locations in Utrecht. You can find the specific location below. General information on the location and addresses can be found at the general exam page under the examlocations heading. If the location is to be announced, it will published on this page on a later date.

Summer Course
It is possible to take a preparatory course during the James Boswell Summerprogramme.

You can register up to five work days before the examdate.

VWO Mathematics B - Exam December 2018



06.12.2018 Er zijn extra voorjaars- en zomercursussen online geplaatst.

03.12.2018 I.v.m. de inflatiecorrectie (CBS) worden enkele cursusprijzen per 1 januari 2019 aangepast.



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