Edexcel IGCSE
Studying IGCSE maths will give you the critical skills to power your future.
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IGCSE Mathematics Edexcel online course

IGCSE Maths will arm you with the right skills to reach your desired profession, or to transition to college and university. You’ll take away an abundance of skills in problem-solving and logical thinking, spatial awareness, and analytical communication – to name but a few!

This IGCSE Maths course follows the Edexcel 4MA1 syllabus and provides the foundation for a range of career options, including accountancy, teaching, medicine, business, and much more.

IGCSE is equivalent to GCSEs. The main difference between the two is that IGCSE courses are also recognised in other countries. Learn more about the differences and similarities here.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Numbers and the number system

    • Integers
    • Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Powers and roots
    • Set language and notation
    • Percentages
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Degree and accuracy
    • Applying numbers
    • Electronic calculators
  2. Unit 2 - Equations, formulae and identities

    • Use of symbols
    • Algebraic manipulation
    • Expressions and formulae
    • Linear equations
    • Proportion
    • Simultaneous linear equations
    • Quadratic equations
    • Inequalities
  3. Unit 3 - Sequences, functions and graphs

    • Sequences
    • Function notation
    • Graphs
    • Calculus
  4. Unit 4 - Geometry and trigonometry

    • Angles, lines, and triangles
    • Polygons
    • Symmetry
    • Measures
    • Construction
    • Circle properties
    • Geometrical reasoning
    • Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ theorem
    • Mensuration of 2D shapes
    • 3D shapes and volume
    • Similarity
  5. Unit 5 - Vectors and transformation geometry

    • Vectors
    • Transformation geometry
  6. Unit 6 - Statistics and probability

    • Graphical representation of data
    • Statistical measures
    • Probability

Awarding Body


Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and IGCSE Courses.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an IGCSE in Mathematics (4MA1) issued by Edexcel. You’ll also be able to continue onto the Maths A-level.

How is this course assessed or examined?

IGCSE Maths is a tiered exam. This means you get to choose what level you want to study for your exams.

You’ll be required to complete two written papers, each two hours long and worth 100 marks, at either Foundation or Higher tier. Each is worth 50% of your total qualification.

Foundation tier

    • Grades 1 to 5
    • Grade 5 is the highest award you can achieve
    • Grade five is the equivalent of grade C

Higher tier

      • Grades 3 to 9
      • Grade 9 is the highest award you can achieve
      • Grade 9 is the equivalent of a grade A*

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is here. We can also support you with retaking exams or taking GCSEs as a mature student.

During your Mathematics IGCSE course, you will also be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this level 2 IGCSE Maths course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write in English.

Past Papers

You can access past papers for this course. They are free to access and cover a range of exam boards.

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