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Maths Additional

 

SUBJECT AIM

Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics supports students in building competency, confidence and fluency in their use of techniques and mathematical understanding. This course helps learners to develop a feel for quantity, patterns and relationships. It provides a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge both for students studying mathematics at a higher level and those who will require mathematics to support skills in other subjects.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

The course will consolidate and extend your mathematical skills, and use these in the context of more advanced techniques. Further develop your knowledge of mathematical concepts and principles, and use this knowledge for problem solving. Support you to acquire a suitable foundation in mathematics for further study in the subject or in mathematics-related subjects. Develop your confidence to apply your mathematical skills and knowledge in appropriate situations. Finally, derive enjoyment and satisfaction from engaging in mathematical pursuits, and gain an appreciation of the elegance and usefulness of mathematics

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

All Candidates are entered at the same tier. The highest grade which will be awarded is grade A*. Calculators are permissible for both papers.

Higher

(grades A* – E)

Paper 1

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Paper 2

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50% weighting

2 hour

50% weighting

2 hour

 

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics provides a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge for candidates studying mathematics at a higher level. It is designed to stretch the most able candidates and provides a smooth transition to IB Mathematics Higher Level.
  • Engineering, Statistician, Mathematics teacher, Credit Analyst, Banker, Actuary, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Research Mathematics, Biomathematics, Cryptography

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Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Set and Venn diagrams

Functions

Quadratics

Surds, indices and exponentials

There will be a written assessment twice a term including two mock exams. These assessments will be cumulative meaning all prior knowledge will be tested.

 

Provided text book

Half Term 2

Logarithms

Polynomials

Straight line graphs

The unit circle and radians

Half Term 3

Trigonometric functions

Counting and the binomial expansion

Vectors

Matrices

Half Term 4

Introduction to differential calculus

Applications of differential calculus

Integration

Applications of integration

Half Term 5

Revision

Exam Practice

Past exam Papers

 

Year 11 – Final IGCSE Exams

Half Term 6

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS