Head of Department: Mr M D Robson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher of Mathematics: Mr M H Nicholson
Teacher of Mathematics: Mr A J Maude
Teacher of Mathematics: Mr D Riley
Teacher of Mathematics: Mr N Toyne
Deputy Head (Academic): Dr M R Truss
Teacher of Mathematics: Mr B C Usher
The course is run over seven terms starting at the beginning of Year 9 with the aim of completing the course at the end of the Michaelmas term in Year 11.
The Edexcel International IGCSE in Mathematics (specification A)(9-1) qualification comprises two externally assessed papers.
Course/Examination Board: IGCSE Edexcel 4MA1
Students are entered at either Foundation Tier or Higher Tier.
Specification at a glance
- Numbers and the number system
- Equations, formulae and identities
- Sequences, functions and graphs (including basic calculus)
- Vectors and transformation geometry
- Statistics and probability
Your route through the syllabus and assessment
- Two written papers: each contributes 50% of the final grade
- No coursework
- Tiered papers: Foundation Tier (F) grades 5-1 available; Higher Tier (H) grades 9-4 available
- All papers are two hours
- 100 marks on each paper
- 40% of each tier paper is targeted at Level 4 and 5 for standardisation
- A calculator is allowed for both papers.
The top set also study for the Further Pure Mathematics IGCSE offered by Edexcel which is especially helpful to students considering A Level Mathematics.
What mathematics can do for you
The highly transferable skills developed through the study of Mathematics are in high demand from employers and universities.
IGCSE Mathematics at grade 7-9 is usually required to commence A Level Mathematics at Barnard Castle School, and a Level 7 student may still struggle.
Those who qualify in Mathematics at IGCSE or A Level standard are in the fortunate position of having a wide range of career choices available to them and employers would be hoping to see at least a 4 or 5 grade in IGCSE Mathematics on any curriculum vitae.
IGCSE Mathematics at grade 5 or above is usually required for entrance to a UK university.