About this course

IGCSE maths online course

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enables pupils to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques
  • Acquire a foundation of GCSE Maths skills for further study in the subject or related areas
  • Enjoy using and applying mathematical techniques and concepts, and become confident to use mathematics to solve problems
  • Appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study.

In the October of year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform King’s InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October. King’s InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre.

It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here

Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:

  • Extra time of 25%*
  • Extra time up to 50%*
  • A reader*
  • A scribe*
  • Supervised rest breaks
  • Separate room
  • Enlarged print exam papers

*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an educational psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process.

The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.

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International GCSE
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2 years
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Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
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Exams can be supervised and sat at an examination centre local to you, or at home through Pearson Edexcel's examination submission software
About our fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.


You can study GCSE Maths entirely online without entering a physical classroom. You’ll study the same syllabus as you would at a traditional school, and your qualification will have the same value.

Unlike at a traditional school environment, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where and when you study. This is helped by the fact you’ll have 24/7 access to online learning materials and resources. Whether you prefer to learn in the morning, the afternoon, or the evening, you can study at the time that suits you best. If you have commitments outside of education, you can plan your learning around these.

Most university courses will require you to have passed GCSE Maths and English. These subjects provide you with core skills, which are useful for many courses.

However, universities and colleges set their own entry requirements for higher education courses. This will vary by course and education provider, so it’s worth checking the course requirements at each university or college that you think you’d like to study with.

GCSEs and IGCSEs are exactly the same level of qualification. A key difference is that you can only take a GCSE in the UK, whereas you can take an IGCSE from any country in the world that provides it. Currently, there are more than 100 countries that do.

The subject matter also varies between GCSEs and IGCSEs. GCSEs will contain more British references and contextual scenarios. However, IGCSEs are more international, as they can be studied by international students who may not be familiar with British cultural references. Read more about the differences between GCSEs and IGCSEs here.

There are two GCSE Maths papers at both the foundation and higher levels. This includes two papers where you can use a calculator.

You’ll answer questions based on:

  • Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion, and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Foundation papers are aimed at students targeting grades 1 – 5, and higher papers are for students hoping to achieve grades 4 – 9. You must take all three of your papers at the same level.

Many think Maths is a difficult subject, but with the right preparation and dedication, you can achieve an amazing grade.

For the best chance of success, you should revise throughout the year – not just when exams are about to take place. If you’re struggling, you can always reach out for teacher support, so teachers can determine the best way to help you.

Practice with past papers. This will help you become familiar with how questions are worded, and to identify what your strengths and weaknesses are.

You could also consider creating a revision plan, by reviewing everything that’s in the GCSE Maths curriculum and creating a strategy that gives you enough time to study each topic before your exams.