If you have been browsing through our website, you may have noticed that we mention both GCSE AND IGCSE.
So, we have two maths courses at GCSE level. Why?
Well, first of all, let’s clear up something. Both the GCSE and IGCSE Qualifications that you can take with Absorb Online Learning are treated in the exact same way by all Universities, colleges and employers across the UK.
So why do we have two types of Online GCSE Course?
The courses are virtually identical with some minor exceptions. These are:
- GCSE Maths is examined by 3 papers
- IGCSE Maths is examined by 2 papers
- GCSE Maths has a non-calculator paper (you need to perform maths questions without a calculator ie. long-division.)
- IGCSE Maths allows the use of a calculator in both papers.
- GCSE Maths is examined in November and May/June
- IGCSE Maths is examined in January and May/June
- IGCSE Maths has a small section on calculus (It’s easy)
So, you can choose which course suits your needs best. In most cases this will be based on if you are wanting to sit the maths exam in November or January. With our online courses, you are the one who gets to decide what works best for you.
If you are not sure about which of our Maths Courses to take, you can enroll on one and get the second course for only an additional £29. Talk to us if you want to do that.