April 14, 2024

Cambridge IGCSE (9–1) Mathematics 0980

Syllabus overview

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Cambridge IGCSE (9–1) Mathematics encourages learners to develop their mathematical ability as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for further study of mathematics or to support skills in other subjects.

The syllabus:

  • develops learners’ competency, confidence, and fluency in their use of techniques with and without the use of a calculator, cultivating mathematical understanding.
  • develops learners’ feel for quantity, patterns, and relationships, encouraging learners’ reasoning and analytical skills.
  • places a strong emphasis on solving problems in mathematics and real-life contexts.
  • promotes appropriate presentation and interpretation of results, encouraging learners’ understanding of how to communicate and reason mathematically.
  • is tiered to allow candidates of all abilities to achieve and progress in their mathematical studies.


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