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Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK's largest awarding body, offering academic and
vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other
places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide. Qualifications include GCSE,
AS and A Level, NVQ and our BTEC suite of vocational qualifications from entry level to
BTEC Higher National Diplomas, recognised by employers and higher education institutions
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Introduction
The Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Mathematics
(Specification A) is designed for use in schools and colleges. It is part of a suite of IGCSE
qualifications offered by Edexcel.…read more

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About this specification
Key features and benefits of the specification
The Edexcel IGCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) has been developed to focus on:
· tiers of entry that allow students to be entered for the appropriate level
· questions designed to be accessible to students of all abilities within that tier
· papers that are balanced for topics and difficulty
· standards that are equivalent to Edexcel's UK GCSE in Mathematics
· a full range of teacher support
· a solid basis for students wishing…read more

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Contents
Specification at a glance 1
External assessment 2
Calculators 3
Qualification content 5
Knowledge, skills and understanding 5
Papers 1F and 2F (Foundation Tier) 7
Papers 3H and 4H (Higher Tier) 21
Assessment 31
Assessment summary 31
Assessment Objectives and weightings 31
Relationship of Assessment Objectives to Papers for IGCSE 32
Entering your students for assessment 32
Student entry 32
Combinations of entry 32
Access arrangements and special requirements 32
Assessing your students 33
Awarding and reporting 33
Language of assessment 33
Malpractice and…read more

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Specification at a glance
This Edexcel IGCSE qualification is comprised of two externally assessed papers.
Students are entered at either Foundation Tier or Higher Tier.
Foundation Tier students will take papers 1F and 2F. Questions in the Foundation Tier paper are
targeted at grades in the range C ­ G. The highest grade which will be awarded at Foundation
Tier is grade C.
Higher Tier students will take Papers 3H and 4H.…read more

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Higher Tier Paper code: 4MA0/3H and 4MA0/4H
· Externally assessed Each paper is
50% of the total
· Availability: January and June series
IGCSE marks
· First assessment: June 2011
· Two papers: 3H and 4H
Overview of content
· Number
· Algebra
· Geometry
· Statistics
Overview of assessment
· Each paper is assessed through a two-hour examination set and marked by Edexcel.
· The total number of marks for each paper is 100.…read more

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Calculators
Students will be expected to have access to a suitable electronic calculator for all examination
papers.
The electronic calculator to be used by students attempting Foundation Tier examination papers
(1F and 2F) should have these functions as a minimum:
1
· +, -, ×, ÷, x 2, x, memory, brackets, xy, x y , sine, cosine, tangent and their inverses.…read more

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Specification ­ Edexcel IGCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) (4MA0)
­ Issue 1 ­ September 2008 © Edexcel Limited 2008…read more

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