Course Introduction Banner

Maths IGCSE Course

Course Format:Paper-Based & Online Materials with Twig Resources
Self-Study Time:Approximately 200 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:2-7 Working Days (Courier Service)
Based on 227 reviews from
Course Fees & Payment Options
Pay in full today:
Payment in full on checkout by Card or Paypal
3 monthly payments:
Pay over 3 payments on checkout with Klarna
6 monthly payments:
1 payment of £150.00 taken now 5 further payments of £45.00 - taken monthly with GoCardless
6 Month Payment Option Details:
1 initial payment of £150.00 followed by 5 monthly payments of £45.00 by Direct Debit
Gain a Mathematics IGCSE Qualification

The Maths IGCSE Course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing on to more advanced material as the students skills and abilities develop.

This home study course covers the intermediate tier and students have an optional section for the Higher Tier so you can choose which tier would be most suitable. The course also includes free access to Twig educational videos and the course will refer to specific videos to support your learning and offer greater context to your studies.

The 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.

The course consists of twelve modules with fifty-two lessons in total which have twelve tutor marked assignments (TMAs) which include 2 practice exam assignments.

Specification and Exams

The Maths IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics (4MA1) Specification for examination in May/June 2025 or later years.

The closing date set by tutors for learners aiming for Summer 2024 exams has passed. The closing date for learners aiming for Summer 2025 exams is 15 November 2024.

The course covers both the foundation and higher tier levels and it is a personal choice which you decide to complete. You only need to decide which tier to choose when you arrange your exams, and this can be discussed with your tutor as you progress with your studies. Some students may only need to obtain a Grade 4 or 5 if they are progressing onto a further education course, in which case you would probably be best sitting the foundation papers while some courses such as a Maths A Level may only accept students if they have completed the IGCSE at higher tier.

The assessment for both the foundation and higher tier levels are by two written examinations. 

  • Paper 1 - Maths 1 (2 Hours) is 50% of the total marks. The paper is a written paper (with calculator)
  • Paper 2 - Maths 2 (2 Hours) is 50% of the total marks. The paper is a written paper (with calculator)

There are no prerequisites for starting this course. We don’t recommend that you should study more than 5 GCSE or IGCSE courses at any one time.

Please Note: We cannot accept students who are under 16 years old on this course. All applications are subject to acceptance from our course advisory team.

Maths IGCSE Course Syllabus

The Maths IGCSE Home Study Course covers both the Foundation and Higher Tier syllabus so students can choose which exam they want to take.

The course is Divided into Twelve Modules Containing 52 Lessons:

Maths IGCSE Course: Foundation Tier Subjects

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Numbers
  • Prime Numbers, Factors and Fractions
  • Decimals, Approximations and Accuracy
  • Indices

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Ratios and Percentages
  • Interest
  • Other Money Matters

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Time, Distance and Speed
  • Measurements and Money

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Basic Algebra
  • Factorisation
  • Fractions and Equations
  • Equations in Action
  • Formulae
  • Inequalities and Accuracy

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Angles, Straight Lines and Symmetry
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals and Polygons
  • Transformations
  • The Circle.

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Mensuration
  • Geometrical Constructions and Solid Figures
  • 3D Geometry: Nets, Capacity and Volume
  • Trigonometry (1)
  • Bearings
  • Introduction to Probability

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Tables and Diagrams
  • Graphs and Gradients
  • Plotting Graphs
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Statistics and Sets
Maths IGCSE Course: Higher Tier Subjects

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Experiments and Surveys
  • Further Probability
  • Testing a Hypothesis

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Numbers and Indices
  • More on Probability
  • Tree Diagrams
  • Solving Equations
  • Sine and Cosine Graphs
  • Formulae and Fractions
  • Brackets, Indices, etc.
  • Inequalities and Graphwork

The Module Includes the Following Lessons: 

  • Further Geometry
  • Chords, Tangents and Polygons
  • Vectors
  • Trigonometry (2)
  • Trigonometry (3)
  • The Sine Rule and the Cosine Rule
  • Trigonometry (4)
  • Circles and Other Geometric Shapes

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Further Graphwork
  • Gradients, Velocity and Acceleration
  • Cumulative Frequency
  • Sets and Venn Diagrams
  • Functions

The Module Includes the Following Lessons:

  • Revision for your Examination
Twig Resources

Twig ResourcesAs part of this ocurse you will also receive access to Twig resources as part of your course materials. Twig is an award-winning international resource of educational films, and gives you access to three-minute films for Science, as well as worksheets, lesson plans, quizzes and diagrams. To access the Twig resources, you will need an email account, internet access and a password which will be supplied to you after enrolment.

Additional Reading

The Maths IGCSE course contains a number of tests and activities so no additional reading is required. If students feel further reading or practice is required then additional recommended reading is detailed within the course.

Course Format

The course materials are supplied in a hard-copy format (paper-based) and learners can also receive access to the course notes online through a course portal at no additional charge. 

Learners often find hard-copy materials easier to work through and bookmark but the online access allows additional features such as direct links to YouTube Videos and online quizzes so having both versions available allows the learner the convenience and flexibility of both options. 

There are a set number of tutor-marked assignments (TMA's) in every course. These are designed to help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations.

Duration & Support

Students will be supported until their chosen examination window. Every student will have access to a course tutor with whom they should keep in regular contact. All tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. Most work from home and are able to offer flexible contact times. The tutor will contact students with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. They will also let the student know the best ways and times they can be contacted.

There is no limit on how often you can contact a tutor. The advice and encouragement that tutors provide is an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Email or Post. All tutors have a Freephone 0800 telephone number and most will have Skype capabilities. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.

Edexcel IGCSE Examination Centres and Exam Dates

All Edexcel specification IGCSE Exams must be taken at a registered examination centre as a private candidate. Most IGCSE examination centres in the UK will be independent or private schools who are offering that specification. Edexcel IGCSE exams can also be sat in over 150 countries through International Schools or British Consulates.

We offer course materials and tutor support although we don't offer the examinations. An Examinations Officer can assist any registered student with finding centres, but we do not book exams on behalf of students and it is the students responsibility to book their exams. If you would like to research exam centres prior to enrolment then you can visit the Edexcel page for private candidates.

Students can decide to study over a one year or two year period (providing the specification and exams are available over that duration). You can sign up for a course at any time although course tutors set closing dates for students aiming for specific examination windows.

Examination Dates and Exam fees:

Students can decide to study over a one year or two year period (providing the specification and exams are available over that duration). You can sign up for a course at any time although course tutors set closing dates for students aiming for specific examination windows.

Please Note - Closing Dates for Examination Windows:

The nearest full examination window we can accept learners for IGCSE Courses is currently Summer 2025.

The closing date for learners aiming towards Summer 2025 examinations will be 15 November 2024.

When closing dates have passed, we can only accept learners aiming towards the next available examination window e.g. Summer 2026, or if more time is needed then learners can choose to aim for the next exam window e.g. Summer 2027 providing the specification is still available. All learners are required to choose their intended exam window as part of their course application.

November Examination Windows: Some IGCSEs also have a winter exam sitting in November. These include Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Science (Double Award). German, Spanish and Science (Single Award) are not available in the November exam window. The closing date for learners aiming for the November 2024 examinations is 29 April 2024.

Predicted Grades & References

Predicted grades without a reference are available free of charge on request. If applying to a college or other further education establishment and you require a refernce with predicted grades then this is available at an additional cost of £45.00. A course advisor will discuss your predicted grades and progress with each individual tutor and put together a comprehensive reference that can be sent on your behalf. 

Please Note: Students need to have completed a minimum of four assignments per subject in order for us to have something to base our reference/prediction on. 

Quick Question

Let us know if you have a question about this course and we will get back to you ASAP.

Student Testimonials
Get the TOTUM Pro Student Card!
Get the TOTUM Pro Student Card!

This course is eligible for the TOTUM Pro Student Card. 

TOTUM PRO is made especially for professional learners, and opens up a whole world of fantastic savings and discounts on everything from dining out and keeping fit to travel abroad... Find Out More

Save money on hundreds of offers for:

  • Fashion
  • Eating Out
  • Music & Technology
  • Supermarkets
  • Health & Fitness
  • Home & Garden
  • Travel
Why Study With Us?
Huge Choice of Courses
We currently offer over 250+ diffeent distance learning courses leading to full Ofqual Regulated Qualifications or Accredited Certificates from National Awarding Bodies.
Customer Reviews
We're a top rated home learning provider on the Find Courses / Independent reviews site, Trustpilot - currently rated 9.6/10 for customer service.
Payment Plans
Choose to pay for your course in full, or spread the cost with monthly instalments. Payment plans are interest-free, with no credit checks.
Quick Delivery
We process all applications quickly and most course materials are available to start within 1 to 3 working days!
Tutor Support
All courses are fully supported and tutors are available to answer any questions, mark your assignments and offer feedback and guidance throughout your course.
Study At Your Pace
Work at your own pace. Our team will support you, but won't chase you for work or apply deadlines for submissions.
Recently Viewed (1)
Maths IGCSE Course
Maths IGCSE Course
From as little as £45.00 per month