IGCSE Mathematics (9-1)
Exam code: 4MA1
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics (9-1)
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE Mathematics is a fundamental building block of education. With this maths online course you will cover core mathematical concepts like numbers, equations, sequences, geometry, vectors and statistics. The IGCSE differs from the GCSE in allowing calculators in both paper.
This IGCSE is ideal preparation for A-Level Maths studying as well as developing core life skills which will be invaluable in the work place or at home.
IGCSE Mathematics Overview
Upon successful completion of the exams (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics (4MA1) qualification.
IGCSE Mathematics Content
This IGCSE is divided into 6 units:
At the end of the course you will sit two papers. The assessments will cover the following content headings:
1 Numbers and the Number System
2 Equations Formulas and Identities
3 Functions and Graphs
4 Geometry and Trigonometry
5 Vectors and Transformation Geometry
6 Statistics and Probability
The exam has two papers:
- Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher (content is defined for each tier).
- Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.
- The qualification consists of two equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.
- Both papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.
- Calculators can be used on both papers.
- Each paper is 2 hours long.
- Each paper has 100 marks.
- The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across both papers.
- Each paper will cover all Assessment Objectives, in the percentages outlined for each tier. (See the section Breakdown of Assessment Objectives for more information.)
- Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.
- Two assessment series available per year: May/June and January.
- The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.
- Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.
- Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed)
- 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.
The Edexcel IGCSE qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content 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.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Mathematics are available in November and May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to complete the exams during the 12 month IGCSE.