Course Overview

In this GCSE Mathematics course you will start with the basics, learning to solve numerical problems and make calculations. You'll learn about number systems and progress to algebraic equations, formulae, graphs and functions.
You'll also explore geometry and discover ways to calculate the qualities of various shapes and work out areas.

You will learn to collect and assess mathematical data and to use it to solve specific problems and interpret and assess the results.
Through studying math you will learn that it is about more than numbers: it's about thinking logically and being able to apply the principles you learn to everyday situations.

Course Content

This course prepares students for the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics syllabus B (2MB01), for examinations in 2012 and later years. For examination details see Assessment under the Course Overview section.

Unit 1: Numbers

In this unit you will study
• Rational Numbers
• Working with Factors
• Working with Fractions
• Working with Indices, Standard Form and Reciprocals
• Calculate Compound Interest and Depreciation
• Proportion
• Calculating Quantities
• Ratios
• Complex Calculations
• Working with Surds
• Estimation and Approximation
• Using Calculators
• Social Arithmetic
• Speed, Distance and Time
• Time, Conversion and Travel Graphs

An appendix has been also been included with this unit that covers the basic mathematical elements such as Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimal Arithmetic and Percentages.

In this unit you will study
• Equations
• Working with Formulas
• Understanding Inequalities
• Trial and Improvement Method for Solving Equations
• Sequences
• Using Cartesian Co-ordinates
• Straight Line Theory
• Points of Intersection
• Graphing Functions and Loci
• Proportion and Inverse Proportion
• Transforming Functions

In this unit you will study
• Data Collection and Hypothesis Testing
• Questions Types
• Data and Sampling
• Collection, Classification, Tabulation and Extraction of Data
• Median, Mean, Range, Quartile, Interquartile Range, Mode and Model Class
• Graphs and Charts
• Statistical Diagrams
• Probability

In this unit you will study:
• Angles
• Polygons
• Reflection, Rotation and Symmetry
• Pythagoras Theorem
• Trigonometry
• Trigonometry and Circles
• Transformations
• Bearings and Scale Drawings
• Mensuration
• Solids and Symmetry
• Vectors

Payment Option
• You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.
• Standard Course Fee: £500/month for a combination of five courses that include Mathematics.
• Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.
• No other hidden charges are involved.

Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our IGCSE Business Studies course. Every possible effort has been made to make this type of education as accessible as possible.

Internal Assessment

This will be in the form of on campus tests under the supervision of the tutor. They will be conducted as you progress through the course and will be designed to test knowledge of the material taught.

IGCSE Exams

You will be required to sit in two exam papers for this course, each of 2hr duration set and marked by Edexcel

• The total number of marks for each paper is 100.
• Each paper will have approximately equal marks available for each of the targeted grades.
• Each paper will assess the full range of targeted grades at Higher Tier.
• Questions will assume knowledge from the Foundation Tier subject content.
• calculators may be used
• tracing paper may be used
• Formulae sheets will be provided.

No coursework is required as part of the assessment for this course. It is 100% exam based.

Assessment Date

Exams are held every June.

Study/Support Period

Period for study/support is 12 months. This is the maximum available time and it may be reduced, depending on time period between your registration and exam period. During this time, you will have full access to data and information relevant to your course. However, you will have to be on campus to access on line data and library.

Future Prospects

An IGCSE in Math will give you vital skills that can lead onto A Level and further studies in mathematics, eventually leading to a career in one of its associated fields. If you wish to enter or progress in the workforce generally, you'll find your IGCSE Mathematics will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.