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Curriculum Overview


Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics is tiered to enable effective differentiation for learners. The Core subject content is intended for learners targeting grades C–G, and the Extended subject content is intended for learners targeting grades A*–C. The Extended subject content contains the Core subject content as well as additional content. The subject content is organised by topic and is not presented in a teaching order. This content structure and the use of tiering allows flexibility for teachers to plan delivery in a way that is appropriate for their learners. Learners are expected to use techniques listed in the content and apply them to solve problems with or without the use of a calculator, as appropriate.

About the Course

Topics Covered

All candidates study the following topics: 1 Number 2 Algebra and graphs 3 Coordinate geometry 4 Geometry 5 Mensuration 6 Trigonometry 7 Transformations and vectors 8 Probability 9 Statistics

Assessment and examinations

All candidates take two components. Candidates who have studied the Core subject content, or who are expected to achieve a grade D or below, should be entered for Paper 1 and Paper 3. These candidates will be eligible for grades C to G. Candidates who have studied the Extended subject content, and who are expected to achieve a grade C or above, should be entered for Paper 2 and Paper 4. These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E. Candidates should have a scientific calculator for Paper 3 and Paper 4. Calculators are not allowed for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

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