Mathematics (4MAO - Maths)


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Mathematics (4MAO - Maths)


Edexcel's Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics is designed at a standard equivalent to the UK GCSE Mathematics. It provides a solid basis for students wishing to progress to AS and Advanced GCE Level qualifications. It also enables students to move onto courses requiring GCSE Maths at grade C or above such as teaching, nursing or similar vocational courses.

The Edexcel Edexcel International GCSE Maths course is an excellent qualification for distance learners as it is assessed purely using externally assessed exam papers.

Assessment Objectives
%in GCSE
Demonstrate knowledge understanding and skills in number and algebra:
·         Numbers and the numbering system
·         Calculations
·         Solving Numerical Problems
·         Equations, formulae and identities
·         Sequences functions and graphs
Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in shape, space and measures:
·         Geometry
·         Vectors and transformation geometry
Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in handling data
·         Statistics

Level of Assessment
You have the option to choose your level of assessment; Foundation Tier or Higher Tier. You will need to choose the appropriate level and arrange to sit the appropriate exam at a local examination centre. You may wish to use this link to help you:
Foundation Tier: The Foundation Tier Papers are targeted at grades in the range C-G. The highest grade awarded a Foundation Tier is grade C.
As part of the Edexcel International GCSE Maths course, the papers you will sit are 1F and 2F.
Content assessed within Foundation Tier:
·         Number: Numbers and the number systems
·         Algebra: Equations, formulae, identities & Sequences, functions and graphs
·         Geometry: Shape, Space and Measure & Vectors and Transformation Geometry
·         Statistics
Higher Tier: The Higher Tier Papers are targeted at grades in the range A* - D. There is a safety net grade E for students who narrowly fail to achieve Grade D. Students who fail to achieve grade E will be awarded Ungraded.
The papers you will sit are 3H and 4H.
            All Content is assessed within the higher tier
Method of Assessment.
You will be assessed by two externally assessed examinations:

% of total Edexcel International GCSE marks
Number of Marks
Length of exam
2 hours
January and June
2 hours
January and June
2 hours
January and June
2 hours
January and June

Each paper is set and marked by Edexcel.
Each paper can assess any part of the syllabus so you must make sure you are confident with the whole of the course before sitting any exam.
You will be able to use calculators in the exams and formulae sheets will be provided.
Study Hours
Variable according to each student however Edexcel recommends 120 - 140 study hours.
Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics (A)
Specification: Edexcel 4MAO
If you are based outside the UK, it may be possible to sit your examination through your local British Council, depending on your location. Please contact the examination board Edexcel ( for details on examination centres in your country.

What's Included
Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.
Course Fee
Payment by Instalments
Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.
Further Information
Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.
In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.
After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.
Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.
Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning.
A paper copy and Kindle copy of course materials are also available to purchase in the online enrolment process.
Please click the link for a full range of all our Edexcel International GCSE.
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