Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential mathematical knowledge and ability.
The Additional Mathematics syllabus is intended for high ability candidates who have achieved, or are likely to achieve, Grade A*, A or B in the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics examination.
Successful Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics candidates gain lifelong skills, including:
- the further development of mathematical concepts and principles
- the extension of mathematical skills and their use in more advanced techniques
- an ability to solve problems, present solutions logically and interpret results
- a solid foundation for further study.
Candidates who are awarded grades C to A* in Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics are well prepared to follow courses leading to Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics, or the equivalent.
Grades A* to E will be available for candidates who achieve the required standards. Since there is no Core Curriculum for this syllabus, Grades F and G will not be available. Therefore, candidates who do not achieve the minimum mark for Grade E will be unclassified.
Candidates will sit two 2 hour papers and each will be marked out of 80.
The subject code for Additional Mathematics is 0606.
The examination will test the ability of candidates to:
- recall and use manipulative technique
- interpret and use mathematical data, symbols and terminology
- comprehend numerical, algebraic and spatial concepts and relationships
- recognise the appropriate mathematical procedure for a given situation
- formulate problems into mathematical terms and select and apply appropriate techniques of solution.
Any of the above objectives can be assessed in any question in Papers 1 and 2.