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Oxford Home Schooling Maths IGCSE Course

Oxford Home Schooling’s Maths IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Mathematics (Specification A, 4MA0) for examination in June 2015 and later years. The GCSE Maths course is also available for exams in June 2015 and later years.

The Maths IGCSE course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing onto more advanced material as the student’s skills and abilities develop. Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.

Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.

There are eleven tutor-marked assignments and a practice exam paper in the OHS course.

Home Schooling IGCSE Maths: Course Overview

We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to Home Schooling.

IGCSE Mathematics provides an excellent foundation for:

  • Students who want to continue their studies at AS and A Level and beyond
  • Students who need Mathematics to complement other subjects
  • Students who need a final qualification in Mathematics

The OHS course 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 to use mathematics to solve problems
  • Appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study

How does IGCSE differ from GCSE?

The IGCSE includes some topics that are beyond the GCSE syllabus, notably sets, function notation and calculus.


Assessment comprises two papers marked by Edexcel. Each paper is assessed by a two-hour written examination. There is no coursework.

Special Requirements

A reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.  This course follows on from the Oxford Home Schooling KS3 course which is recommended for younger home learners.

Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects