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 2012 and later years. The GCSE Maths course is also available in June 2012 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.
We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to Home Schooling.
IGCSE Mathematics provides an excellent foundation for:
The OHS course enables students to:
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.
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