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iGCSE Maths: UK Class for Home Ed. Students

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iGCE Maths: Homeschooling UK Curriculum

Mathematics is a core subject for UK home educators during their secondary education. It is one of those subjects that for the majority of us is a must-have! However, it can also be one of the most stressful subjects for home educators and students alike.

I think every home school (including my own) has had tears over maths lessons. In the UK the different exam boards offer their own GCSE/iGCSE maths course. For this iGCSE Maths UK class at Arise Home Education, we will be following the Pearson Edexcel curriculum (which is in line with the national curriculum). This is due to Edexcel exams being, on the whole, easier to access local exam centres as home educators.

Is my student ready for iGCSE Maths?

Watch the video to see if your child is ready to move ahead to GCSE Maths.

At Arise Home Education, we offer Year 1 and Year 2 iGCSE maths. So if you are just starting opt for year 1, but if you’ve completed year 1, year 2 is for you.

iGCSE Maths Overview

iGCSE Maths Year 1

iGCSE Maths Year 2

Online iGCSE Maths Class for UK Students

International GCSE maths with Arise has two live online lessons a week. Both 40 mins long. This will allow students to bring questions later in the week, but also not to have a maths overload that a longer maths class could bring. Homeschooled kids will be part of a small online class, where they can interact, and play with the mathematical concepts. This approach allows lessons to be tailored to the individual students and their unique needs. These homeschool maths courses are perfect for students 13+.

About the iGCSE Maths Tutor

Emma, the class tutor, has a degree in mathematical physics and a passion for teaching mathematics. She has years of experience tutoring home-educated students. However, she also understands the struggles maths can bring. She believes her gentle manner will help students who are maths haters, and those with maths anxiety to overcome their struggles.

If you home educate and are looking for an online Maths class geared toward an internationally recognised qualification then look no further.

Emma is an excellent teacher both engaging and enthusiastic, your kids will absolutely love her!

Our eldest described Emma as ‘ the most patient maths teacher ever’ and our 14yr old is looking forward to doing maths with Emma in the near future.

LD, Home Ed. Mum

Course Structure and Information

Live Online Classes Where Students Are Individuals

In the classes, we will cover the Edexcel curriculum. At the end of the two years it takes to cover the content students can choose to either sit the foundational paper, to achieve a grade 4 (equivalent to a pass in the old system), or the higher paper. This choice allows struggling learners to not be overwhelmed by the harder paper.

In class, we will go over examples, discuss the concepts, and use mathematical simulations and activities to help understand the concepts. There will also regularly be revision exercises, to go back over ideas, to help students remember the ideas. We will also cover past papers as the exam approaches, looking in detail at model answers, to allow students to gain confidence in tackling the exam, and understand how the mark scheme works.

The final exam can be sat by private candidates at exam centres across the UK, and consists of two papers. Both of these allow the use of calculators. This is not to be confused by the GCSE which has three papers. The Edexcel iGCSE (9-1) follows the new grading system, where 9 is the equivalent to the old A* and a 4 is like a C.

This maths coursework covers the key concepts of mathematics required for further study in mathematics and the sciences, as well as a range of other subjects from business studies to further probability and statistics. It all gives key numeracy skills required in the world of work.

iGCSE Maths UK Course Content to be covered in Year 1 and 2:

  • Fractions, Decimals and Rounding
  • Ratios and Percentages
  • Powers and Roots
  • Working with Algebra
  • Algebraic equations
  • Graphs of Straight Lines
  • Simultaneous Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Sequence and Series
  • Travel and Other Graphs
  • Working with Shape and Space
  • Circles, Cylinders, Cones and Spheres
  • Geometric Constructions
  • Transformations and Similarity
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Introducing Trigonometry
  • Circle Theorems
  • Sets
  • Working with data (Statistics)
  • Probability
  • Direct and Inverse Proportion
  • Quadratic Equations, Curves and Inequalities
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Functions and Function Notation
  • Further trigonometry
  • Graphs and Transformations
  • Vectors
  • Calculus.

Looking for High Maths (SQA)?

Head here for all the details about our latest course – High Maths (SQA) for students that have completed Maths Year 1 & Year 2 (other equivalent)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

“Is my child ready for iGCSE maths? Where does the course start”

In this video, Emma explains what is covered at the beginning of the iGCSE Maths 2-year course.

Does my student need a special calculator for the iGCSE Maths classes?

Yes. We recommend this calculator (Amazon link) for this class.

What is the required textbook for Maths Year 1

The required text is Hodder Edexcel book. (Amazon link)

What is the required textbook for Maths Year 2

The required text is Pearson Edexcel Student Book 2. (Amazon link)

Does this Maths class qualify for USA high school credit?

Yes. Each year of successful completion with a passing grade is eligible to receive 1 transcript credit toward USA qualifications (the high school diploma and transcript model).

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