igcse Higher maths online course
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At Priority Learning we run our main IGCSE higher maths course over 2 years. Please note it is the Edexcel specification A. Most importantly we have interactive live lessons so the students can ask questions in class and are actively engaged with learning. We do this to ensure we get to know all the students individually and spend time understanding how they learn. Two years gives us plenty of time to identify areas of weakness for each individual student and set students specific homework as well as group homework. We teach our students to understand the mathematics and why they are doing it, rather than just memorising. Our aim is that our students truly understand the maths they are doing, we believe this is the best way to learn maths.
We push all our students to achieve high grades, in our higher maths course we push for a minimum of a 7, in turn we expect a high level of effort and engagement from our students. At Priority Learning we are firm believers that hard work pays off and we push our students to work hard. IGCSEs set students up for A-levels which, in turn, set students up for university – so a very strong foundation in their mathematics knowledge is crucial to a prosperous academic journey. We focus on problem solving skills right from the start of the course. We do set a lot of homework with deadlines and expect it all to be completed on time, if homework is late it will receive a 50% grade penalty.
Parents will be notified when homework is set, and if homework is late. Given the recent examination issues due to Covid, continuous assessment has to be a vital part of our courses so we are prepared for anything.
We also have a policy that students on the course can book free 5-15 minute sessions with their tutor to get extra support where needed. This is included as part of our course, rather than them having to pay 1-1 price.
Please note we cannot organise exams for any students, this is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Lesson time: Mondays 10am and Thursdays 10am.
Completing this course will help your child:
Who is the course for?
Any students with a solid background in KS3 maths, a passion for maths and wanting to take their higher Maths IGCSE in summer 2025.
The first part of the course covers the number section of the Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics specification.
- 12 lessons + 2 Test.
- Lessons: 4th September – 19th October inclusive.
- October half term: 23th-29th inclusive
- 10 Lessons: +2 Test 30 October – 7th December inclusive.
- Christmas Holidays 11th December – 5th January inclusive.
The first half of this term covers the equations, formulae and identities section of the Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics specification. Also included is recurring decimals.
Students will be expected to revise all parts of the course over the Easter Break. This term includes:
- 9 lessons + 1 test.
- Lessons: 8th January – 9th February inclusive.
- February half term: February 12th-16th inclusive.
- 9 Lessons + 1 test.
- Lessons: 19th February – 22nd March inclusive.
- Easter break: 25th March – 5th April inclusive.
We will use the lessons on the 8th of April and 11th of April as revision lessons and to see where we are at so far. From the 15th we will be starting sequences, functions and graphs. More info on specific topics on the specification.
- 9 lessons + 1 test lessons.
- 15th April – 17th May inclusive.
- 20th May- 7th June long half term (they’ll need it for mock revision).
The lessons on the 8th, 11th and 15th of June we will continue with sequences, functions and graphs. The 18th and 22nd of June we will have revision lessons to prepare for our end of year 1 mock exam on the 25th. We will have the paper review on the first lesson back in September.
I like to finish a few weeks ahead of schools so you still get a chance to go on holiday while it’s cheap. And by this point we will have covered more than half of the course so we’re in a great position for September.
The first lesson of the new academic year will be spent going through the end of year paper, students will be expected to go read through their paper over the summer, ready for us to discuss it. The rest of this term will be spent learning geometry found on the specification, if we have time, we will start learning vectors to get ahead for the start of winter term.
- 11 lessons + 1 end of topic test.
- Lessons: 9th September – 17th October inclusive.
- 21st-25th October half term.
- 11 lessons + 1 test:
- Lessons: 28th October – 6th December inclusive.
- 9th December – 9th January: Christmas holidays.
Here we cover the final topics outlined in the specification. At the end of this half term we will have finished the course, leaving lots of time for revision and doing past papers.
- 5 lessons no test.
- 13th January – 7th February inclusive.
- 10th February – 15th February half term.
- Mock exams after half term.
- Student lead work. At this time, it is more important to focus on what the students need the most.
- 17th February – 28th March inclusive.
- 29th March – 18th April Easter Holiday.
We have a long Easter break so students can apply all the revision tips and strategies they have learned in the course to their own personal revision. We are having a 3 week Easter break rather than 2 weeks, to give students that need their own revision space the time they need. I may well run optional revision booster sessions in the third week if enough students want it, though this is separate to the course and an optional extra. The lessons we do have after Easter will be going through past papers on the topics the group has found hardest to ensure they have the best chance of acheiving the most marks possible in their exams. Please note I cannot organise exams for any students, this is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.