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GCSE Mathematics

A GCSE in mathematics is a basic entry requirement for most university courses and employment opportunities.

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Mathematics

The GCSE in mathematics is designed to enable students to:

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Content

The Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics (9-1) course covers the following topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

Where does it lead?

An IGCSE in Mathematics is a basic entry requirement for most university courses and employment opportunities. Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • The GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Pure Mathematics
  • Other equivalent, Level 3 Mathematics qualifications
  • Further study in other areas where mathematics is required including the physical and social sciences which rely heavily on the content covered in the mathematics syllabus
  • Other further training or employment where numerate skills and knowledge are required

Assessment

Foundation or Higher level
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Students will be assessed at either Foundation or Higher level depending on their ability in the subject.

  • Foundation Tier (Grade 5-1)
  • Higher Tier (Grade 9-4)

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.

 

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