Differences between IGCSE Math Core Extended and Additional

31 July, 2020
Differences between IGCSE Math Core Extended and Additional
giasuib.com – Each subject of IGCSE program is usually divided into two levels: Core and Extended, with Math also having Additional. What are the differences between IGCSE Math Core Extended and Additional?
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Content of IGCSE Math

The differences between IGCSE Math Core Extended and Additional are mostly in the content learned:

  • Content of both Core and Extended are learning the same curriculum, in each syllabus there will be an extension and this section is for students who choose to study at Extended.
  • Particularly with IGCSE Math Additional, students are learning according to their own curriculum and the difficulty of content exceeds the remaining two levels quite a lot. Students who choose Additional level are usually clearly oriented to continue Math in pre-university programs such as A-level or IB, because IGCSE Math Additional almost taught through knowledge in higher programs but a little lower in difficulty.
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Differences between IGCSE Math Core Extended and Additional

IGSCE Math Core

  • Knowledge: Students only learn through the most basic knowledge in grade 9 – 10, the content is designed to best suit most of the students’ level, the final exam score is achieved only from C to G.
  • Papers: Students will pass two papers, paper 1 and paper 3, based on the basic content. Paper 1: Consists of short questions with the duration of 1 hour, accounting for 35% of the assessment weight, up to 56 points. Paper 3: Consists of consecutive essay questions with the duration of 2 hours, accounting for 65% of the assessment weight, up to 104 points.

IGCSE Math Extended

  • Knowledge: The program includes knowledge in Core and adds advanced knowledge in the extension, for students with have good foundation in Math and close to higher levels such as A-level, IB…, towards the score from A* to E.
  • Papers: Students will pass two papers, paper 2 and paper 4, based on both basic and expanded content. Paper 2: Consists of short questions with the duration of 1.5 hours, accounting for 35% of the assessment weight, up to 70 points. Paper 4: Consists of consecutive essay questions with the duration of 2.5 hours, accounting for 65% of the assessment, up to 130 points.
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IGCSE Math Additional

  • Knowledge: IGCSE Math Additional for students not only has good foundation but also get broad range of knowledge about Math, designed to provide the transition process to higher levels such as A-level or IB.
  • Papers: Students will pass two papers, paper 1 and paper 2, based on the content of knowledge learned at this level. Each paper lasts 2 hours with the maximum score of 80 points which accounting for an equal 50% of the assessment weight.
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