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### Edexcel IGCSE (9-1) Mathematics B 4MB1

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**WHY CHOOSE THIS SYLLABUS? **

Our content and assessment approach has been designed to meet students’ needs and sits within our wider subject offer for Mathematics. At Edexcel we offer both Specification A and Specification B International GCSE qualifications for Mathematics – these have been designed to meet different student needs. The content and assessment approach for this Specification B qualification has been designed to meet student needs in the following ways, and sits within our wider subject offer for Mathematics.

**Clear and straightforward question papers** – Our question papers are clear and designed specifically to target the higher tier (grades 9–4 with grade 3 allowed) making them accessible for students in this ability range. Our mark schemes are straightforward, so that the assessment requirements are clear.

**Clear and straightforward question papers** – Our question papers are clear and designed specifically to target the Higher Tier (grades 9–4 with grade 3 allowed) making them accessible for students in this ability range. Our mark schemes are straightforward, so that the assessment requirements are clear.

**Broaden and deepen students’ skills** – We have designed the International GCSE to extend students’ knowledge by broadening and deepening skills, for example:

- students develop problem-solving skills by translating problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts

- students will develop reasoning skills through exercises such as presenting arguments and proofs, and making deductions and drawing conclusions from mathematical information.

**ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW**

- The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification B) comprises of two externally assessed papers.

- This specification is offered through a single tier.

- Questions are targeted at grades in the range 9–4, with 3 allowed.

- Students whose level of achievement is below the minimum judged by Pearson to be of sufficient standard will receive an unclassified U result.

**Paper 1**

- Externally assessed
- Availability: January and June
- First assessment: June 2018

**Paper 2**- Externally assessed
- Availability: January and June
- First assessment: June 2018

**DETAILS OF THE ASSESSMENT**

**Paper 1**

- Level - Higher

- Assessed through a 1 hour and 30 minute examination set and marked by Pearson.

- The paper is weighted at 33 `1/3`

% of the qualification, targeted at grades 9–4 with 3 allowed.

- 100 marks

**Paper 2**

- Level - Higher

- Assessed through a 2 hour and 30 minute examination set and marked by Pearson.

- The paper is weighted at 66 `2/3`

% of the qualification, targeted at grades 9–4 with 3 allowed.

- 100 marks

**SUBJECT CONTENT**

- Number
- Sets
- Algebra
- Functions
- Matrices
- Geometry
- Mensuration
- Vectors and transformation geometry
- Trigonometry
- Statistics and probability

**SOURCE**

https://qualifications.pearson.com/