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  • IGCSE Mathematics

    IGCSE Mathematics is a fundamental building block of education. You will cover core mathematical concepts like numbers, equations, sequences, geometry, vectors and statistics.

    • Course Description

      IGCSE Mathematics

      Course code: HSIG08

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      IGCSE Mathematics is a fundamental building block of education. You will cover core mathematical concepts like numbers, equations, sequences, geometry, vectors and statistics.

      This course is ideal preparation for A-Level Maths as well as developing core life skills which will be invaluable in the work place or at home.

    • Mathematics course overview

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics (4MAO) qualification.

      Skills gained

      • Develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques.
      • Build a foundation of mathematical skills.
      • Enjoy mathematics and use the skills you have learned to solve problems.
      • Appreciate how important mathematics is to the world at large.

      Course content

      This course is divided into 6 units:

      Unit 1: Numbers and the number system

      Module 1: Integers

      Module 2: Fractions

      Module 3: Power and roots

      Module 4: Set language and notation

      Module 5: Percentages

      Module 6: Ration and proportion

      Unit 2: Equations, formulae and identities

      Module 1: Use of symbols

      Module 2: Algebraic manipulation

      Module 3: Expression and formulae

      Module 4: Proportions

      Module 5: Simultaneous linear equations

      Module 6: Quadratic equations

      Unit 3: Sequences, functions and graphs

      Module 1: Sequences

      Module 2: Functional notation

      Module 3: Graphs

      Module 4: Calculus

      Unit 4: Geometry

      Module 1: Angles and triangles

      Module 2: Circle properties

      Module 3: Geometrical reasoning

      Module 4: Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem

      Module 5: Mensuration of 2-D shapes

      Module 6: 3-D Shapes and volume

      Unit 5: Vectors and transformation geometry

      Module 1: Vectors

      Module 2: Transformation geometry

      Unit 6: Statistics

      Module 1: Graphical representation of data

      Module 2: Statistical measures

      Module 3: Probability


      Formative assessment:

      Activities, multiple choice assessment, short answer and tutor marketed mock exam.

      Summative Assessment:

      Final exam sat over two paper.

      The Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics qualification is gained once the two exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study


      Study anywhere, at a time and pace that suits you, and on any smart device connected to the internet, by selecting our online IGCSE course. Our online courses are delivered in bite-sized sections with lessons, activities and test papers, perfect to squeeze in when you are commuting on the bus or you can work towards gaining your qualification as you eat lunch.

      Delivered on our digital learning environment, you will enjoy a complete learning experience that can travel with you anywhere, without the mess and fuss of heavy paper materials.

      Tutor support

      Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Paper Based

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      What do I do next?

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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