IGCSE/GCSE Mathematics encourages the development of Mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships. The syllabus also 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 prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Our international qualifications are recognized by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.
All candidates will study the following topics:
2. Algebra and graphs
5. Co-ordinate geometry
7. Matrices and transformations
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The aims of the curriculum are the same for all candidates. The aims are set out below and describe the educational purposes of a course in mathematics for the Cambridge IGCSE examination. They are not listed in order of priority. The aims are to enable candidates to:
1. Develop their mathematical knowledge and oral, written and practical skills in a way which encourages confidence and provides satisfaction and enjoyment
2. Read mathematics, and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways
3. Develop a feel for number, carry out calculations and understand the significance of the results obtained
4. Apply mathematics in everyday situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world around them
5. Solve problems, present the solutions clearly, check and interpret the results
6. Develop an understanding of mathematical principles
7. Recognize when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant factors and, where necessary, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve the problem
8. Use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression
9. Develop an ability to apply mathematics in other subjects, particularly science and technology
10. Develop the abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalize and to prove
11. Appreciate patterns and relationships in mathematics
12. Produce and appreciate imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas
13. Develop their mathematical abilities by considering problems and conducting individual and co-operative enquiry and experiment, including extended pieces of work of a practical and investigative kind 14. Appreciate the interdependence of different branches of mathematics
15. Acquire a foundation appropriate to their further study of mathematics and of other disciplines.