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Do you know that IGCSE qualification gives you exactly what GCSE does? Both give progression to A-level and to any British universities foundation year. Even internationally, the iGCSE qualification is more recognised by universities across the world than GCSE. Also, you can sit for the iGCSE exams in the UK and in most of the world countries. To know more about the difference please click here

International GCSE in Mathematics-Higher qualification

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 Pearson-Edexcel examination in the IGCSE in mathematics higher in any Pearson-Edexcel approved examination center in the UK, or if you are an overseas student then you can either sit for the formal exam of this course in any of Pearson-Edexcel approved exam centers in your country of residence or with the nearest British Council branch to you. The full name of the qualifications is:

Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics Specification A-(4MA1) Higher


The IGCSE mathematics higher provides progression to AS-level Mathematics. Alternatively, you can progress with another 4 different IGCSE subjects to university foundation year for any discipline that depends on mathematics such as such as any branch of engineering, science, computer science, economy or medicine.

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.

Examination Centres

It is known that everywhere in the word student studies full time at a school sits her/his exams in the same school, but due to the popularity and demand for the British qualifications many examination boards such as Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge International have allowed private candidates such as distance learners to be able to sit for their exams from their country of residence without the need to come to the UK to take those exams, this was dealt with by appointing some organizations in each country chosen by the examination boards (Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge International) in order provide the exams location to the students. There are two options for distance learner where they can register and sit for their exams in their country of residence:

Option-1: Pearson-Edexcel Approved Exam Centres.

  • For Students in the UK click here.
  • For Student Outside the UK click here.

Option-2: British Council: Pearson-Edexcel and Cambridge work in a partnership with the British Council which allows students in many countries to be able to sit for their exams in the British Council as private candidates. To find more information about the British Council click here then choose your country from the dropdown menu. Please remember to inform them that you are a “Private Candidate” and would like to register for Pearson-Edexcel or Cambridge exams and provide them with exam name and code.

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 Maths Higher IGCSE course: