Upper School (IGCSEs)

Online International IGCSE Additional Mathematics

Description

The International GCSE Additional Mathematics syllabus, offered as an IGCSE Additional Maths Online Course at Cambridge Home School, is meticulously structured to bolster learners’ competency, confidence, and fluency in mathematical techniques and understanding. This Additional Maths IGCSE Online class is engineered to cultivate an intrinsic sense for quantity, patterns, and relationships. Through our Online IGCSE Additional Maths course, learners will enhance their reasoning, problem-solving, and analytical abilities in a plethora of contexts.

The course serves as a robust foundation for students aiming to pursue higher-level mathematics as well as for those needing a strong mathematical background to excel in other subject areas. Tailored to challenge the most capable students, this IGCSE Additional Maths Online curriculum ensures a smooth transition to A-Level Mathematics. Moreover, it plays a supportive role in developing mathematical understanding applicable in the sciences and engineering.

Homework, Assessment and Reporting

As part of our Online IGCSE Additional Maths programme, students in our Upper School are expected to complete a minimum of one piece of homework per subject every fortnight at Level 3 and weekly at Level 4. Success is further assured through the diligent revision of class notes to solidify learning after each lesson. The creation of topic-specific revision cards and notes is critically important for effective exam preparation at the culmination of the two-year GCSE courses.

Internal assessments for Level 3 take place in June, whereas Level 4 internal mock assessments occur in November and March. Reports for Level 3 are distributed at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms, and Level 4 reports follow mock assessments in the Autumn and Spring terms. These reports include grades for attainment and effort in each subject, accompanied by written commentary from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

Parents are actively encouraged to maintain ongoing dialogue with teachers via their family Teams account. This method provides the distinct advantage of enabling more detailed tracking of student progress throughout the year compared to a traditional annual parent consultation evening.

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Students will study the following topics:

1  Functions
2  Quadratic functions
3  Equations, inequalities and graphs
4  Indices and surds
5  Factors of polynomials
6  Simultaneous equations
7  Logarithmic and exponential functions
8  Straight line graphs
9  Circular measure
10  Trigonometry
11  Permutations and combinations
12  Series
13  Vectors in two dimensions
14  Differentiation and integration

The content of Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics is assumed as prerequisite knowledge for this qualification.

Class sizes will be small, no more than 10 students. Lessons take place on Microsoft Teams where students can see and hear each other and the teacher. A typical lesson will consist of time spent lecturing and discussing key concepts, in which the student will be expected to take notes and engage in the discussion, alongside time spent answering questions and solving problems, both alone and working with the rest of the class. The problems will come from a variety of sources including past exam papers and textbooks.

Homework will be set weekly and should be completed promptly, online if possible, or on paper, scanned and uploaded for marking where necessary.

A scientific calculator is mandatory. Students will be expected to take notes, so lined or squared paper will be also be necessary, alongside a ruler, protractor and drawing compass. A printer and scanner will also be useful.

No textbook is mandatory as we expect the lessons to be self-contained, but the officially recommended textbook to support the course, which contains all the information and practice questions necessary to pass the exam, is:

Cambridge IGCSE™ and O Level Additional Mathematics Coursebook, by Sue Pemberton, published by Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 978-1108411660.

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations. Consequently, Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations, but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR and AQA, and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written examinations.

What does the online IGCSE Maths course at Cambridge Home School aim to achieve?

The online IGCSE Maths course is designed to help students build competence, fluency, and confidence in various mathematical techniques and understandings. It also aims to develop learners’ skills in reasoning, problem-solving, and analytics across multiple contexts.

What topics will be covered in the online IGCSE Maths class?

The curriculum of the online IGCSE Maths class spans a range of subjects including functions, quadratic functions, equations, inequalities, graphs, indices, surds, and more. These topics are intended to provide a thorough foundation in Maths IGCSE online.

How are students assessed in the online IGCSE Maths course?

In the course, Level 3 internal assessments are conducted in June while Level 4 internal mock assessments occur in November and March. Reports are issued at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 3 and after the mock assessments in Autumn and Spring terms for Level 4. These reports include grades for attainment and effort along with written comments from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

What kind of homework and reporting structure is in place for Maths IGCSE online?

Students are expected to complete at least one piece of homework per fortnight in Level 3 and each week in Level 4. It is essential to revise notes and create revision cards for each topic to be well-prepared for the final exams. Homework is usually set online but can also be done on paper, scanned, and uploaded if necessary.

How is the online IGCSE Maths class structured?

The class sizes are small, accommodating no more than 10 students. Classes are conducted on Microsoft Teams, where lectures and discussions take place. Students engage in both individual and group problem-solving activities. Homework is assigned weekly and is expected to be completed promptly.

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