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Edexcel IGCSE Biology

Course Content Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) requires students to demonstrate application and understanding of the following. 

  • Use numerical skills in a purely mathematical way and in real-life situations. 
  • Use letters as equivalent to numbers and as variables. 
  • Understand the distinction between expressions, equations and formulae. 
  • Use algebra to set up and solve problems. 
  • Demonstrate manipulative skills. 
  • Construct and use graphs. 
  • Use properties of angles. 
  • Understand a range of transformations. 
  • Work within the metric system. 
  • Understand ideas of space and shape. 
  • Use ruler, compasses and protractor appropriately. 
  • Understand basic ideas of statistical averages. 
  • Use a range of statistical techniques. 
  • Use basic ideas of probability.

 Students should be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills by translating problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes. 
Students should be able to demonstrate mathematical reasoning skills by:
  •  making deductions and drawing conclusions from mathematical information 
  • constructing chains of reasoning 
  • presenting arguments and proofs 
  • interpreting and communicating information accurately.

Excerpt from edexcel IGCSE mathematics specifications A.