The GCSE in mathematics is designed to enable students to:
The qualification builds on the content, knowledge and skills developed in the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study (ages 11–14) or international equivalences for Mathematics.
The Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics (9-1) course covers the following topic areas:
An IGCSE in Mathematics is a basic entry requirement for most university courses and employment opportunities. Students can progress from this qualification to:
Students will be assessed at either Foundation or Higher level depending on their ability in the subject.
Students will sit two externally assessed examinations at the end of their course; both with the use of a calculator and formulae sheet included with each exam.
Paper 1 (4MA1/1F or 1H): 2 hours
Paper 2 (4MA1/2F or 2H): 2 hours
The total number of marks for each paper is 100. Each paper is 50% of the total International GCSE. There will be approximately 40% of questions targeted at grades 5 and 4, across papers 1F, 1H, 2F and 2H to aid standardisation and comparability of awards between tiers.