International GCSE Maths

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Mathematics IGCSE

The Maths IGCSE course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing on to more advanced material as the student’s skills and abilities develop. Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.

Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.

IGCSE Maths provides an excellent foundation for:

  • Students who want to continue their Maths studies at AS and A Level and beyond
  • Students who need mathematics to complement other subjects
  • Students who need a final qualification in mathematics

The course enables students to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques
  • Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject or related areas
  • Enjoy using and applying mathematical techniques and concepts, and become confident to use Mathematics to solve problems
  • Appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study

Syllabus

Oxford Open Learning’s Maths IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Mathematics (Specification A, 4MA0) for examination in June 2017 or later years.

This syllabus will be for last exams in January 2018. Oxford Open Learning are also currently enrolling on the new syllabus (4MA1) towards exams in Summer 2018 and beyond. To find out more about this new syllabus please feel free to contact a student adviser.

The GCSE Maths course is also available for exams in Summer 2017 and later years.  If you need your Maths GCSE / IGCSE qualification quickly you may be able to apply via our fast track service

The IGCSE includes some topics that are beyond the GCSE syllabus, notably sets, function notation and calculus. For examinations in June 2017 this trend is reversed and the Maths GCSE will contain these topics and extra content which isn’t covered in the current IGCSE syllabus.  From 2018 the two syllabuses are expected to be in-line with each other in terms of difficulty and content.


Assessment comprises two papers marked by Edexcel. Each paper is assessed by a two-hour written examination.

 


Free Access to Online Resources

Oxford Open Learning has teamed up with the award winning Twig video site to provide access to online maths resources, specifically filmed to support GCSE level studies.

Each maths IGCSE student will get a free login to be able to view the entire Twig world range incorporating thousands of short educational videos.

Through out your course you will be referred to specific videos to support your learning and offer greater context to your studies.

An annual subscription to Twig world videos would normally cost £99.

Supporting Resources

Maths IGCSE FAQs

The international GCSE Maths is of the same level as a GCSE and is examined by Edexcel, one of the UKs most trusted examination boards. A key difference is that IGCSE Maths does not include any controlled assessment or coursework, making it convenient for distance learners.

The Mathematics International GCSE qualification is accepted as at least the equivalent of GCSE in UK sixth form colleges, FE colleges, universities and other HE institutions.

The Oxford Open Learning courses which are enriched by Twig include extensive links to appropriate films (and other supporting material), lesson by lesson. The student hops from the course materials to the films and back again.

To access the films, students need a special password, supplied at enrolment. Students also need internet access and an e-mail account to benefit from this extraordinary resource which is offered as a “free” extra to students on the relevant courses.

What our students think…

As a police officer coming towards the end of my career, I needed to have a Maths GCSE to enable me to apply to be a teacher. I didn’t do too well in this subject at school but when the pack came it seemed to be tailor made for a beginner like me. I got through the course with the understanding and patient help of my tutor John and passed my GCSE to the required standard. I start as a student teacher in September and the Maths GCSE was the final piece of the jigsaw I needed. I had to study at my own pace and Oxford Open Learning home study allowed me to do just that.

Steven Smith, Maths G, grade C, summer 2014

Steven Smith Oxford Open Learning Maths GCSE student.

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