About the course

Mathematics is integral to applications and equipment we rely on every day. From building computers to flying a plane or even providing much-needed healthcare practices. Mathematics is an indispensable skill for an extensive range of industries.

This course enables you to develop highly sought-after logical and analytical thought processes, problem-solving abilities and good computing techniques. It will give you the foundation to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including: finance, credit risk, business intelligence, actuarial science, teaching, and research.

The contents of this course are covered over 5 modules, all of which contain an assessment upon completion to help test and cement the student’s knowledge and understanding. Therefore, this gives students the best chance of passing an IGCSE qualification in a flexible and affordable manner.

The Basics

This section covers a range of topics including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, algebraic expressions, equations & formulas, coordinates & midpoints, shapes and angles, area and perimeter, collecting data, averages & range, displaying data and introduction to probability.

Moving on (Foundation)

This module covers a range of topics including factors, multiples and primes, rounding and approximation, fractions and mixed numbers, proportion, indices, algebraic expressions, equations, formulas and inequalities, Linear sequences, graphs, shapes and angles, transformations, area and volume, compound measures, circles, displaying and interpreting data and probability.

Preparing for Higher Tier

This module covers a range of topics including percentages, indices and standard form, algebraic expressions, equations, formulae and inequalities, non- linear sequences, graphs and functions, construction and loci, circles, cylinders, cones and spheres, similarity and congruence, Pythagoras and trigonometry, vectors, bias and sampling, grouped frequency tables and probability.

Mastering the Higher Tier

This module covers a range of topics including decimals and place values, working with roots, algebraic expressions, quadratics, more equations and inequalities, quadratic and other non- linear sequences, graphs and functions, circle theorems, similar shapes, transformations, Pythagoras and trigonometry, vectors, inter- quartile range, histograms and probability

Exam Preparation

This module prepares students for exams by providing exam papers for students to work through, including both Foundation and Higher Tier.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • All course material, including online modules and past exam papers.
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course.

Approximately 6 months before an exam date, Students should book their place at an exam centre to take the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1 specification) exam.

The exam centre could be a private exam centre or a school or college that is also submitting its own students for the exam.

Edexcel publish a list of exam centres that accept private candidates. This won’t cover every available centre, so if there’s nothing shown in your area, we recommend contacting local schools and colleges directly.

Exam fees are not included in the course cost as they are paid directly to the exam centre. They will vary depending on which centre you choose.

Upon completion of this course, students will have the foundations and fundamental knowledge needed in order to study A levels or a Level 3 qualification with EDUSN International School.

The typical age at which people choose to complete the IGCES’s is 14 to 16, but anyone over the age of 14 can enrol onto this course. You also do not need any previous qualifications to be eligible for this course.