## IGCSE Core Courses Curriculum for Year's 10 & 11

iGCSE - Also known as International General Certificate of Secondary Education

is Years 10 & 11 in the Edexcel curriculum.

# Qualification at a glance:

We here at British International school believe in equal opportunity in succeeding towards life’s challenges, and mathematics is most certainly a challenge for many. Hence, we take pride in offering Edexcel Pearson’s ‘Foundation’ as well as ‘Higher tier’ mode of study and examinations. Knowledge of the Foundation Tier content is assumed for students being prepared for the Higher Tier. The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) requires students to demonstrate application and understanding of the following:

# Qualification Aims:

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) qualification enables students to:

• Develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques

• Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject or related areas

• Enjoy using and applying mathematical techniques and concepts, and become confident in using mathematics to solve problems

• Appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study.

# Foundation and Higher Tier

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) requires students to demonstrate application and understanding of the following.

# Number

• Use numerical skills in a purely mathematical way and in real-life situations.

# Algebra

• Use letters as equivalent to numbers and as variables.

• Understand the distinction between expressions, equations and formulae.

• Use algebra to set up and solve problems.

• Demonstrate manipulative skills.

• Construct and use graphs.

# Geometry

• Use properties of angles.

• Understand a range of transformations.

• Work within the metric system.

• Understand ideas of space and shape.

• Use ruler, compasses and protractor appropriately.

# Statistics

• Understand basic ideas of statistical averages.

• Use a range of statistical techniques.

• Use basic ideas of probability.

Students should be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills by translating problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes.

Students should be able to demonstrate mathematical reasoning skills by:

• Making deductions and drawing conclusions from mathematical information

• Constructing chains of reasoning

• Presenting arguments and proofs

• Interpreting and communicating information accurately.