GCSE Mathematics



Exam board: Edexcel

Syllabus code: 04/Ma1A


What will I be studying;

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Differentiation of Polynomials


How will I be assessed

Two exam papers at the end of the course, both are calculator based. There is no controlled assessment in iGCSE Mathematics.



Two papers of 2hour duration. All topics may be assessed on either paper. There will be a mixture of question styles and question length on both papers that will examine topic knowledge and the ability of students to apply that knowledge and problem solve.

In both papers questions tend to get more challenging as the student progresses through the paper.

Is there anything else I need to know about this subject course.


This subject is crucial for all students, and we are proud in the Mathematics Faculty that recently all students have gained a grade 4 and higher, and that we have a record of high performing students moving on to success in A level mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Time is essential in the crucial iGCSE years and it is essential that all students arrive at all Mathematics lessons properly equipped. In addition to their fully charged devices they will need a calculator. We would prefer that students used a Casio fx83gtx (available from the library or online) as this is the model that we will be using to model solutions in class.

Additionally student will need a 30cm ruler, hb or h pencil, eraser, sharpener, protractor and compasses. In addition a black pen will be needed for some assessed tasks.

Students in the top set will be offered the opportunity to study an additional qualification that extends beyond iGCSE Mathematics.


Examination method

Written exam 100%


Available Grades;

Higher 4 – 9

Foundation 1 – 5


All students will study the Higher course, in rare cases some may choose to take the Foundation level assessment.


Further information

Please contact the Head of Mathematics John Parry at,