KS4 Maths


Keystage 4 -Mathematics (0580)

Curriculum Overview

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners’ confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

We offer two simultaneous courses at KS4, Core and Extended. Core focuses on strengthening basic skills and Extended goes into more analytical details.

Topics to be covered

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Graphs
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Sets
  • Matricies

Assessment

  • Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics is assessed via two components. All candidates take two written papers.
  • Candidates who follow the Core curriculum take Papers 1 and 3 and are eligible for grades C to G.
  • Candidates who follow the Extended curriculum take Papers 2 and 4 and are eligible for grades A* to E.

Examinations

 

Paper 1 – (Core)

This is a short answer question paper based on the core curriculum, consisting of 56 marks and is externally graded. This paper lasts 1 hour and is worth 35% of the final grade.

Paper 2 – Extended

This is a short answer question paper based on the extended curriculum, consisting of 70 marks and is externally graded. This paper lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes and is worth 35% of the final grade.

Paper 3 – Core

This paper is structured questions based on the core curriculum, consisting of 104 marks and is externally graded. This paper lasts 2 hours and is worth 65% of the final grade.

Paper 4 – Extended

This paper is structured questions based on the extended curriculum, consisting of 130 marks and is externally graded. This paper lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes and is worth 65% of the final grade.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Miss O´Grady or Miss Shukla or visit:

http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-igcse-mathematics-0580/