Key Information

Examination Board Cambridge International Examinations – Core or Extended
Syllabus Code 0580


Mathematics is a fundamental aspect of life. This qualification encourages students to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and within society. It will develop their confidence and understanding of working with mathematical concepts in real life situations.  Students will gain lifelong skills, including:

  • the development of their mathematical knowledge
  • confidence by developing a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships
  • an ability to consider and solve problems and present and interpret results
  • communication and reason using mathematical concepts
  • a solid foundation for further study

Course Content

The 2 year course will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Matrices
  • Transformations
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics and Probability.

The course will require students to use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts and apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations.

Students will learn and use problem solving strategies and learn to reason mathematically; thus making deductions and inferences and draw conclusions.

Students will be able to confidently interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.


Core and Extended:

  • Paper 1 – 1 hour  – calculator
  • Paper 3 – 2 hours – calculator

Careers and Progression

Cambridge IGCSEs are general qualifications that enable learners to progress directly to employment or to proceed to further qualifications.

Candidates who are awarded grades A* to C in Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Extended curriculum are well prepared to follow courses leading to Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics, or the equivalent.

Candidates who are awarded grades A* to C are well prepared to follow courses leading to AS and A Level GCE Mathematics,  International Baccalaureate Mathematics or the Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics

For more information, contact Mr Lozaique