IGCSE Group IV


 

Mathematics

In Years 10 and 11, the Mathematics Department begins the IGCSE 0607 syllabus. Mathematics teachers in international schools have worked with Cambridge to create Cambridge International Mathematics (IGCSE), a new curriculum and qualification to prepare students to use the power of mathematics in an increasingly technological world. The new syllabus fits teaching Mathematics in an International School, leading to a qualification with widespread university recognition. Candidates may follow either the Core Curriculum or the Extended Curriculum. Candidates should attempt to answer all questions on each paper. All papers will be taken in the same examination series at the end of the course. Click on the + icon below to view more information.
 

Course Aims

The aims of the Mathematics course are as follows:

Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills appropriate to further study and continued learning in mathematics.
Develop a foundation of mathematical skills and apply them to other subjects and to the real world.
Develop methods of problem solving.
Interpret mathematical results and understand their significance.
Develop patience and persistence in solving problems.
Develop a positive attitude towards mathematics which encourages enjoyment, fosters confidence and promotes enquiry and further learning.
Appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics.
Appreciate the difference between mathematical proof and pattern spotting.
Appreciate the interdependence of different branches of mathematics and the links with other disciplines.
Appreciate the interdependence of different branches of mathematics and the links with other disciplines.
Read mathematics and communicate the subject in a variety of ways.
Assessment Objectives

The Mathematics examination will test the ability of candidates to:

Know and apply concepts from all the aspects of mathematics listed in the specification.
Apply combinations of mathematical skills and techniques to solve a problem.
Solve a problem by investigation, analysis, the use of deductive skills and the application of an appropriate strategy.
Recognize patterns and structures and so form generalizations.
Draw logical conclusions from information and understand the significance of mathematical or statistical results.
Use spatial relationships in solving problems.
Use the concepts of mathematical modelling to describe a real life situation and draw conclusions.
Organize, interpret and present information in written, tabular, graphical and diagrammatic forms.
Use statistical techniques to explore relationships in the real world.
Communicate mathematical work using the correct mathematical notation and terminology, logical argument,
diagrams and graphs.
Make effective use of technology.
Assessment

Candidates should be able to use a graphics calculator to sketch a graph by producing a table of values for a function, finding zeros and local maxima and minia of a function, finding the intersection point of 2 graphs finding mean, median and quartiles and finding the linear regression equation. Other existing in-built applications should not be used and will gain no credit. Calculators with symbolic algebraic logic are not permitted. Any other applications and programs from external sources are not permitted.

Core Curriculum
Grades C–G
Paper 1 45 minutes Short response questions. No calculators are permitted.
Designed to assess knowledge and use of basic skills and methods.
40 marks 25% of assessment.

Paper 3 1 hour 45 minutes 11–15 medium to extended response questions. A graphic calculator is required. 96 marks 60% of assessment.

Paper 5 1 hour 1 investigation question. A graphics calculator is required.
24 marks 15% of assessment.
Extended Curriculum
Grades A* –G
Paper 2 45 minutes Short response questions. No calculators are permitted.
Designed to assess knowledge and use of basic skills and methods.
40 marks 20% of assessment.

Paper 4 hours 15 minutes 11–15 medium to extended response questions. A
graphic calculator is required. 120 marks 60% of assessment.

Paper 6 1 hour 30 minutes 1 investigation and 1 modeling question. A graphics calculator is required. 40 marks 20% of assessment.