Highgrove Education

International GCSE Mathematics

International GCSE Maths is your passport to unravelling the mathematical wonders that surround us every day. From equations that define the universe’s secrets to the geometry that shapes our world, this course isn’t just about numbers; it’s about exploring the power of mathematics. You’ll gain essential mathematical skills, a deep understanding of how Maths works, and the ability to apply your understanding to real-life problems. Whether you dream of a career in computing, science or engineering, or simply want to be confident with the Maths required in everyday life, this course equips you with the tools to succeed. It’s not just about learning formulas; it’s about harnessing the magic of Maths to solve problems and discover the beauty in its patterns.

Key Information

What you’ll study

Entry Requirements

Assessment Information

Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
QualificationInternational GCSE Mathematics
Exam board Edexcel
Exams availableJanuary and June

Online school, full time or individual courses

Course length2 years
Weekly study time2 x 45-minute live lessons, 3 x 30-minute self-study lessons, 1 x 30-minute teacher-marked homework
Class sizeMaximum 12
Course start September

Individual Tutoring

Recommended Approximately 100 x 45-minute individual tutoring lessons, 170 x 30-minute self-study lessons, 45 x 30-minute teacher-marked homework. Pace and level of commitment determined by individual needs.
Course start Flexible
1. Number and algebra
  • Numbers and the number system
  • Equations, formulae and identities
  • Sequences, functions and graphs
2. Shape, space and measures
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Vectors and transformation geometry
3. Handling data
  • Statistics and probability

For more information take a look at the Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics Specification: click here

  • A pass in the Highgrove Online School admissions test for Mathematics

International GCSE

2 exams taken at the end of the course
Mathematics Higher Paper 1 (120 minutes). 50% of the total International GCSE.
Mathematics Higher Paper 2 (120 minutes). 50% of the total International GCSE.


Mathematics is one of our compulsory subjects for full time students, alongside Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature and English Language. Pupils gaining a 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics will be eligible to study Mathematics or Further Mathematics at A level.

We also offer the following GCSEs

Our core GSCE subjects are taught in group classes via a combination of interactive self-study lessons and live lessons led by an expert teacher:

Additional GCSEs subjects are available via our tutoring programme, including: