Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (0580) is accepted by universities and employers as proof of mathematical knowledge and understanding. Successful Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics candidates gain lifelong skills, including:

• the development of their mathematical knowledge

• confidence by developing a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships

• an ability to consider and solve problems and present and interpret results

• communication and reason using mathematical concepts

• a solid foundation for further study.

**Prior learning**

We recommend that learners who are beginning this course should have previously studied an appropriate lower secondary mathematics programme.

**Progression**

Cambridge IGCSEs are general qualifications that enable learners to progress directly to employment or to proceed to further qualifications.

Candidates who are awarded grades A* to C in Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Extended curriculum are well prepared to follow courses leading to Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics, or the equivalent.

Candidates may follow either the Core curriculum or the Extended curriculum. Candidates aiming for grades A* to C should follow the Extended curriculum.

All candidates will study the following topics:

1. Number

2. Algebra and graphs

3. Geometry

4. Mensuration

5. Co-ordinate geometry

6. Trigonometry

7. Matrices and transformations

8. Probability

9. Statistics