### IGCSE MATHEMATICS (0580)

#### Why Study IGCSE Maths?

An essential subject for all learners, IGCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships. The syllabus also places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

#### How Are Candidates Assessed?

All candidates take two papers. Candidates who have studied the **Core syllabus** content, or who are expected to achieve a grade D or below, should be entered for **Paper 1 (1 hour ****Short answer questions)**** and Paper 3. (2 hours structured questions)** These candidates will be eligible for grades C to G.

Candidates who have studied the **Extended syllabus** content and who are expected to achieve a grade C or above should be entered for **Paper 2 (1 hour 30 mins Short answer questions) and Paper 4 (2 hours 30 mins structured questions) .** These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E

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