Advantage Learn’s Cambridge IGCSE mathematics path on Maths Online gives you the benefits of an international curriculum. Learners who are looking for applicable self-study content and/or revision exercises will benefit from the resources within the IGCSE path on Maths Online.  Have a look at Maths Online here.

What are the IGCSEs?

The IGCSE or the International General Certificate of Secondary Education is an English language based examination based on the UK GCSE curriculums. They are the world’s most popular globally recognised qualifications for high school students. They enable learners from around the world to be granted access to international and local tertiary universities.

Cambridge has designed the IGCSEs to be taught as a two-year course for candidates aged 14 to 16 years. Despite this, a candidate may complete the course over a different timescale since there are no formal age regulations. The GCSE or IGCSE courses are typically taken by secondary students between years 10 and 11 in the UK, which is generally accepted to be equivalent to grades 10 and 11.

Benefits of the IGCSE curriculum:

  • Preparing learners for the International As and A levels
  • Easier placements into international colleges or universities 
  • Improved career opportunities with a globally recognised curriculum

Cambridge IGCSE Maths (Core)

These mathematics lessons are for learners who intend to write the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics 0580 Core Papers 1 and 3 and are looking for applicable self-study content, resources and/or revision. The Core curriculum provides a full overview of Mathematics at a high school level.

A learner is only eligible to achieve grades C to G when electing to write the Core papers and it isn’t possible to achieve higher than a C grade at this point. In order to achieve a higher grade (higher than C), learners need to take the Extended syllabus also available within Maths Online. Learners who fail to meet the minimum satisfactory standard for the Core curriculum (Grade G) will be ungraded. 

Cambridge IGCSE Maths (Extended)

On the other hand, the Cambridge IGCSE Maths (Extended) lessons are for learners who intend to write the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics 0580 Extended Papers 2 and 4. This is suitable for learners who are looking for applicable self-study content, resources and/or revision.

The Extended curriculum is made up of the Core curriculum and additional/extended topics. It is intended for the more mathematically able learner and leads naturally into higher education (Cambridge International As and A levels for example) or professional training. A learner who elects to write the extended curriculum is eligible to achieve grades A* to E. Students who fail to meet the minimum satisfactory standard for the Extended curriculum (Grade E) will be ungraded.

Taught by top educators

Trish Pike is renowned for her approach in teaching mathematics. She has taken her expert teaching online since her previous role as Head of Department at top South African schools. Maths Online enables learners to experience her expert teaching as well as the expert teaching of our other educators under Trish’s guidance.

This article was originally published on 11 Aug 2020

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