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Compulsory subject


Level: IGCSE Examination board: Edexcel Specification: 4MA2

IGCSE course outline

This qualification in Mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

The following elements are covered on the course:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Geometry
  4. Measures
  5. Statistics
  6. Probability

Assessment method


Two equally weighted written papers are sat at the end of Year 11.

  • Paper 1 – Calculator allowed (100 marks)
  • Paper 2 – Calculator allowed (100 marks)

The papers are tiered in the following way:

Foundation Tier grades 1-5 available – 2hrs

Higher Tier grades 4-9 available – 2hrs

Post 16 opportunities and careers

IGCSE Mathematics at a good standard is a requirement for most Sixth Forms and many employment opportunities.

  • The skills learnt during the IGCSE course provide essential knowledge for everyday life, logistics and personal finance.
  • A level Mathematics at LVS Ascot Sixth Form is an extremely well recognised progression supporting a huge number of degree courses and careers such as Economics, Accountancy, Design, Architecture, Law and Medicine. Grades 7 to 9 in IGCSE Maths are highly recommended prior to commencing AS level Maths.
  • For high achieving IGCSE students, AS/A2 Further Mathematics is an increasingly popular subject at LVS Ascot which greatly assists degree courses with a high mathematical content such as Engineering.
No doubt - maths can be confusing! However with the great support given by my teacher it eventually all clicked into place in my head. Charlie

Get in touch

For more information contact the Head of Department.

Name: Mrs Gwyn Els

Email: Gwyn.Els@lvs.ascot.sch.uk