April 14, 2024

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (0580)

Syllabus overview

Cambridge IGCSE 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.


The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.