IGCSE Maths Higher Tier

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 3 March – Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April

Edexcel (Pearson)

Length of Course
20 hours

9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm daily

The emphasis given to each topic will vary according to the strengths and weaknesses of the students in the groups and the syllabuses for which they have been taught. It is therefore important that students give as much detail as possible on the questionnaire about their syllabus and any specific areas of difficulty. Working without calculators will also be practised as this skill forms part of the assessment criteria.

The main topic areas are as follows:

A01 (Number & Algebra)

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratio Error bounds
Powers & Roots Standard Form
Algebraic Expressions and Manipulation Using and Rearranging Formulae
Linear, Quadratic and Simultaneous Equations Inequalities
Algebraic Fractions Direct & Inverse Proportion
Straight Line Graphs Graphs and Curve plotting
Functions Differential Calculus
Set Theory  

A02 (Shape, Space and Measures)

Angles and Triangles Polygons
Mensuration Perimeter, Area and Volume
Constructions Similarity
Pythagoras Theorem Simple Trigonometry
Sine and Cosine Rules 3D problems
Circle Theorems Simple Geometric Transformations
Vector Geometry  

A03 (Handling Data)

Measures of Average and Spread for Raw and Grouped Data
Cumulative Frequency Graphs
Probability and Tree Diagrams