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Online GCSE Mathematics Higher

Online Mathematics GCSE - Higher

Obtaining GCSE qualification in maths higher increases student chances in getting accepted by higher education and it enhances their employability. It paves ways to study A-level mathematics or to a universities foundation-year if is obtained with another 4 GCSE qualifications. 


Course Fee: £ 495

About the GCSE Maths Higher

The International GCSE or simply IGCSE in mathematics is the only secondary school subject that have two different options as shown below which the student has to choose from:
1-International GCSE in Mathematics Foundation tier.
2- Or the International GCSE in Mathematics Higher tier (what us this page is about)

The IGCSE higher in mathematics course covers the subjects taught in the IGCSE mathematics foundation course in addition to some other advanced topics in mathematics such as trigonometric, differentiation, vectors, cubic graphs, therefore, the exam of mathematics higher contains within it topics of both the foundation and higher thus studying IGCSE mathematics higher does not require sitting for the exam of the IGCSE mathematics foundation at all but the student can go straight and sit for the IGCSE mathematics higher. Before the student enroll in this course, she/he has to make a choice between studying either of the mathematics foundation or higher tier based on which degree they wish to study in the university in the future.
One of the primary reasons that motivate students to study mathematics higher IGCSE is to pave their way to universities and increase their chances in getting accepted in various university majors that rely on mathematics such as any branch of engineering, science,  computer science, economy or medicine.
Studying Pearson-Edexcel IGCSE curriculum in mathematics higher is an appropriate course for teaching delivery through distance learning and for sitting for the formal examinations. Once you have completed your course, you will have prepared yourself by then to attend the external formal examinations in either of the British Council or one of the Pearson-Edexcel approved examination centers in your country of residence.

It is important to be aware that your formal exam is assessed by the awarding body (Pearson-Edexcel) and not by OBA School and the marks and certificates issued them directly to you. Please note that all of internal exams that you carry out with us do not count towards your qualification, it is only your final exam carry all marks.

Other benefits of studying the IGCSE mathematics higher including:
1-If you pass this course and another four courses from other IGCSE subjects you will be able to apply for many British universities for foundational year. The other option is to progress to the International A-level education.
2-Learning mathematics is a life-time skill you can gain and benefit from in day to day life transactions.

Accreditation and Course Code

The course prepares you to sit for AQA examination in the GCSE maths higher in any AQA approved examination center across the UK, but if you are living outside the UK then you may check with the nearest British Council branch to you if they offer AQA exams (many provides). The full name of the qualifications is:

AQA GCSE in Mathematics Higher (Exam Code: 8300H)

The course prepares you to sit for AQA examination in the GCSE maths higher in any AQA approved examination center across the UK, but if you are living outside the UK then you may check with the nearest British Council branch to you if they offer AQA exams (many provides). The full name of the qualifications is:

AQA GCSE in Mathematics Higher (Exam Code: 8300H)



The GCSE mathematics higher provides progression to maths A-level. Alternatively, you can progress with another 4 different GCSE qualifications to university foundation-year to any discipline that depends on maths such as any branch of engineering, science, computer science, economy, medicine and more. Please note that the number of GCSE subjects needed for admission depends on each university requirements.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements: You don't need any previous qualifications to enrol in any of our IGCSE courses, but you will only need some basic maths for this course. For student who needs some mathematics push or brush up, we have designed for them a mathematics preparation short course to study before starting their IGCSE course, that shall help in filling up any lack or gap in maths basics skills. The course is most suitable to applicants who has studied to a school level equivalent to or higher than grade 8 or any other equivalent qualification.

English language requirement: If your first language is English then you may skip this section.
If your first language is Not English and you wish to enrol in our IGCSE courses then you are required to take our free online English proficiency test (EPT) in order to assess if you can join our IGCSE courses immediately or would require to take some English language courses for preparation first. Upon finishing your EPT test you will immediate have a feedback on your English language skills and which level it is equivalent to, just follow the on-screen instructions to the end. To take the English proficiency test please click here.
If your English language skills do not qualify you to start immediately, then you can still enrol in our IGCSE courses, that will entitle you to join our English language preparation courses from any English level that you have presently up to the Elementary level 3B free of charge provided you have already enrolled in 5 International GCSE subjects.

Course Content

The course is designed to prepare students for the AQA examination in the GCSE qualification in mathematics higher, course code 8300H. Topics you will learn in your GCSE in mathematics foundation course including:

  • 1.0 Number (Higher)
  • 2.0 Algebra (Higher)
  • 2.1 Notation, vocabulary and manipulation
  • 3.2.2 Graphs
  • 2.2 Solving equations and inequalities
  • 2.3 Sequences
  • 3.0 Ratio, proportion and rates of change (Higher)
  • 4.0 Geometry and measures (Higher)
  • 4.1 Properties and constructions
  • 4.2 Mensuration and calculation
  • 4.3 Vectors
  • 5.0 Probability (Higher)
  • 6.0 Statistics (Higher)

Examination Centres

It is very important for you to know that your formal exams are externally assessed; that means you won’t be examined by OBA when you complete your study but by the examiner board i.e. by AQA for this course. The marks you achieve in your formal exams counts by 100% toward your qualifications while the ongoing internal exams you take with OBA do not contribute towards your qualification marks.

Where Do I Take My Formal Exams After I Finish My Course?

In any approved Exams Centres including the following:

1) For AQA Approved Exams Centres in the UK:  to find AQA exam centre nearby you please follow this link here

2) For Students Living Outside the UK: you will need to contact the British Council at your country of residence to ask them if you can register for AQA exams. Ensure you inform them that you are a private-candidate i.e. a student studying through distance-learning. To find more information about the British Council click here then choose your country from the dropdown menu. 

What Your Course Fees Doesn’t Cover

Course fees do NOT include examinations or arrangement fees which required to sit for your formal exams and are paid for either the examination centre whether it is Pearson-Edexcel Examination Approved Centre or the British Council in your country of residence.

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Payment & Monthly Instalments

The Below Payment Option Applies Only to the UK Resident Only
For instalment plan, you may spread the course fee over 10 months with each payment equals to £45 with 0% interest. If this option suits you, you may submit your application for the course by clicking the green button below then after the submission set your direct debit payment plan through GOCARDLESS button below for the GCSE Maths Higher course: