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    Hello, so basically I don't live in the UK, but I'm still going to take the IGCSE Maths Edexcel examination in less than 2 months (beginning of June). Since I'm preparing the exam as a private candidate, I don't have much information about the exam I'm going to take. I looked at past papers and exercises, bought the books, and I'm just going to study to catch up (cause I'm running short of time...).
    I'm pretty sure I'm doing Mathematics A Higher Tier and Papers 3H and 4H, but my questions are:
    - what is the difference between Mathematics A and B?
    - What is the difference between Higher Tier and foundation?
    - What are the differences between Paper 1, 2, 3H, 3HR, 4H, 4HR ?
    - Are we allowed all types of calculators?
    - Do we have enough time for the exam, or do we have to rush a bit?
    Thanks for answering!


    I can answer some of the questions..

    A and B just means 2 diferent specficiations/syllabuses.
    Higher tier means those who have the capability to do harder questions (top grades e.g. A/A*) will attempt this tier as the harder questions normally appear towards the end of the paper. Foundation is for those who aren't able to tackle harder questions and the maximum grade that can be achieved is only a C (even if someone gets 100%!).
    Different papers have different time limits depending on your spec chosen.
    It's better to have a scientific calculator like Casio (if that's available wherever u live outside the UK!).
    The time limits vary from paper to paper in IGCSE and the specs..
    • Thread Starter

    Ok, thank you!
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