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Pearson-Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics-Foundation qualification (Course/Exam Code: 4MA1 Foundation)
The IGCSE in mathematics is the only secondary school subject that have two different options as shown below which the student has to choose one path from the two below:
1- International GCSE in Mathematics Foundation tier (what us this page is about)
2- Or the International GCSE in Mathematics Highertier
The Mathematics foundation IGCSE Course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing on to more advanced material as the student’s skills and abilities develop. Covering areas such as fractions, percentages, probability and graphs, this home study maths course equips you with all the knowledge and skills you need to gain this qualification. IGCSE mathematics is considered an essential entry requirement for numerous study courses at higher level, not just those directly related to maths, but many others such as biology, chemistry, physics, economy, or even business studies where basic mathematics is an important tool to resolve many situations. Being considered one of the most important subjects, it’s often a requirement for various job roles; it comes in useful in day-to-day life, and this distance learning IGCSE course covers all the bases necessary to give you a solid grasp of working with numbers.
Many other reasons could be of interest to someone to look for mathematics qualification such as looking to start postgraduate or degree level programs but needs some mathematics IGCSE for a British university entry or maybe for someone who is not confident in her/his mathematical ability and are looking to acquire a recognisable mathematics to enable you to move on to a new job or further study, we recommend studying the foundation course. The highest grade achievable on this course is C. Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills by studying IGCSE in mathematics enables students to become confident to use mathematics to solve problems, therefore, the skills you learn through mathematics courses are also valuable in a number of other careers.
Studying Pearson-Edexcel IGCSE curriculum in mathematics Foundation 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 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.
Accreditation and Course Code
The course prepares you to sit for Pearson-Edexcel examination in the IGCSE in mathematics foundation 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) Foundation
With another 4 different IGCSE subjects the mathematics foundation IGCSE provides progression to university foundation year for any discipline that does NOT depend on mathematics such as nursing, languages, journalism, law, media, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you and we wish you all the best of luck with your studies!
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 Foundation IGCSE course: