IGCSE Mathematics


Mathematics aims to equip all pupils with the knowledge, understanding and intellectual capabilities to address further courses in mathematics, as well as to prepare those pupils who will use mathematics in their workplace and life in general. The Mathematics course at Wellington has a distinctive structure which we have developed over the last few years: students prepare a range of questions in advance of each lesson and use their class time to discuss the problems they encountered and consolidate learning.

Mathematics plays an essential role both within the school and in society. It promotes a powerful universal language, analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills that contribute to the development of logical, abstract and critical thinking. Being able to use mathematics with confidence is an essential skill for problem solving and decision-making in everyday life. Therefore, mathematics should be accessible to and be studied by all pupils. Mathematics is well known as a foundation for the study of sciences, engineering and technology. However, it is also increasingly important in other areas of knowledge such as economics and other social sciences.

The department is preparing students for Edexcel’s IGCSE (1-9). It is assessed by means of two two-hour examinations, both of which permit calculator use.

A copy of the specification can be found here:


Contact for further information

Mr AJF Sproat: ajfs@wellingtoncollege.org.uk