Why study Cambridge IGCSE Maths

Our Cambridge IGCSE Maths homeschooling course will provide your child with a strong grounding in the subject and fully prepare them for the IGCSE exam. They may take it at Extended level (up to grade A* or 9), or at Core level (up to grade C or 5).

Grade C or 4 is required by most universities and employers. Grade A or A* (or 7 – 9) provides evidence that your child has the skills for further study in Maths and the Sciences.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of IGCSE courses.

Cambridge IGCSE Additional Maths Homeschooling Course

Key topics covered

  • Decimals, Fractions and Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Sets
  • Sequences
  • Algebraic Representation and Formulae
  • Graphs – linear, quadratic, cubic and exponential
  • Measurements and Units – length, area and volume
  • Shapes and Angles
  • Vectors
  • Transformations
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Calculus – Extended Only

Prior requirements and hours of study

•    Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting the IGCSE Maths course should have studied a Mathematics curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework such as the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England (Years 7-9).

•   The IGCSE Maths course takes about 180 hours to complete. It may be more or less depending on your child’s learning ability.

Cambridge IGCSE additional maths student working with her calculator
Online tuition for igcse maths

Additional service – IGCSE maths online tuition

We are pleased to be able to offer Wolsey Hall students the opportunity to book 1:1 IGCSE Maths tuition. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Our courses are designed with a self-study approach, however, you may wish your child to have the opportunity to discuss a particular topic area with a Tutor and our 1:1 sessions allow them to direct their learning in this way.

Please note that this is an add-on service that incurs an additional fee.

The syllabus and exam

Our Extended and Core courses meet the requirements of Cambridge IGCSE Maths syllabus 0580 and 9-1 0980. The Extended syllabus is broader and covers more topics than the Core. Assessment includes two written papers:

Extended Exam:

Paper 2

1 hour and 30 mins (35% of the total marks)

Paper 4

2 hours and 30 mins (65% of the total marks)

Core Exam:

Paper 1

1 hour (35% of the total marks)

Paper 3

2 hours (65% of the total marks)

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course sample

Course Fees

Sally Everitt

Subjects: Maths

Hannah Dixon

Subjects: Maths

David Billington

Subjects: Maths

Daniela Vandepeer

Subjects: Further Maths, Maths

Shona Miller

Subjects: Maths

Catherine Watson

Subjects: Maths

Rebeka Christian

Subjects: Maths

Jane Hope

Subjects: Maths

Anne Davis

Subjects: Chemistry, Maths

Hannah Day

Adam Lockey

Subjects: Maths

Nicola Waring

Subjects: Geography, Maths

Jana Carpinato

Wendy Strange

Subjects: Chemistry, Maths

Marcus Simmons

Subjects: Maths, Physics

Jane Marshall

Subjects: Maths
You have been most helpful and straightforward to deal with, not every organisation behaves in this way so I would not hesitate to recommend your courses to others. Our son Rupert is doing great in his IGCSE Maths course and we may well add extra courses in time.
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Laurie Cannon – IGCSE Parent


I have nothing but praise for Wolsey Hall, such a great organisation, very professional but at the same time supportive and friendly. The Student Progress Manager was not only a great support for my son but was always there for me too when I needed advice. Deniz has been studying IGCSE Biology, English Lang, History & Maths.
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Jane, IGCSE Parent


I have enjoyed learning History IGCSE with Wolsey Hall. There are plenty of interesting and engaging resources which have made it a really enjoyable experience!
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Lucas Williams – IGCSE Student


We are so thrilled with Demi and her results using this program. Thank you and all Demi’s teachers and Manager for all their help. Wolsey Hall is an awesome program.
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Michelle Evan, IGCSE Homeschooling Parent