Which is easier IGCSE maths or the 9-1 maths? Watch

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Just a question i'm curious about , which one of these is the easier course/syllabus , thanks
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anyone ?
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Never done the 9-1 maths but tutored someone taking it and boy it does seem tough! Some of the stuff I was completely unsure about and I do A-level maths. Personally I did IGCSE maths and it was a walk in the park
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Never done the 9-1 maths but tutored someone taking it and boy it does seem tough, I done IGCSE maths and it was a walk in the park
idk i did the igcse (got a B) but comparing it to the 9-1 , the 9-1 looks easier
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idk i did the igcse (got a B) but comparing it to the 9-1 , the 9-1 looks easier
hmmm perhaps the IGCSE spec has been updated since I last did it, most people said ours was easier than the old GCSEs and there’s no doubt 9-1 is harder than the old GCSEs so something must’ve changed
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hmmm perhaps the IGCSE spec has been updated since I last did it, most people said ours was easier than the old GCSEs and there’s no doubt 9-1 is harder than the old GCSEs so something must’ve changed
when did u do urs
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Definitely IGCSE maths.
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I have my IGCSE exams in January and we still have grandes from E to A*
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when did u do urs
January 2015
- just checked and it has been updated, in 2016
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I did 9-1 GCSE and it was definitely harder than the old GCSE based on what I've heard and seen but I'm not sure about iGCSE. Arguably, the IGCSE is easier simply because there are more available resources (past papers, etc.) but there probably isn't much in it within the specifications themselves
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Definitely IGCSE maths.
what makes u say that
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Just a question i'm curious about , which one of these is the easier course/syllabus , thanks
why you not check on internet the past papers from both of them and make your own comparation which one is easier?
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I did 9-1 GCSE and it was definitely harder than the old GCSE based on what I've heard and seen but I'm not sure about iGCSE. Arguably, the IGCSE is easier simply because there are more available resources (past papers, etc.) but there probably isn't much in it within the specifications themselves
fair enough
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IGCSE Maths has 3 options :

A - which you can do foundation or higher
B - which you can only do higher
The last one is Further maths IGCSE.

I am doing A (higher) because I want to focus more on my summer A levels exams.
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(Original post by waleed99)
Definitely IGCSE maths.
(Original post by Heyok)
I have my IGCSE exams in January and we still have grandes from E to A*
(Original post by Ray_Shadows)
Just a question i'm curious about , which one of these is the easier course/syllabus , thanks
(Original post by Zxyn)
Never done the 9-1 maths but tutored someone taking it and boy it does seem tough! Some of the stuff I was completely unsure about and I do A-level maths. Personally I did IGCSE maths and it was a walk in the park
Over the next few years, the 9-1 maths will gradually become tougher. UK has decided to adopt another country's maths style of teaching and higher standards. UK maths will never be a walk in the park again. All these developments have taken place in the past few years. It is only now that the new standards have been implemented.

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38212070

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...s-uk-educators

https://www.ft.com/content/2e4c61f2-...2-e39ecd3b86fc

https://www.ft.com/content/14317238-...6-bb002965bce8

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...hat-went-viral

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...astery-method/
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Over the next few years, the 9-1 maths will gradually become tougher. UK has decided to adopt another country's maths style of teaching and higher standards. UK maths will never be a walk in the park again. All these developments have taken place in the past few years. It is only now that the new standards have been implemented.

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38212070

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...s-uk-educators

https://www.ft.com/content/2e4c61f2-...2-e39ecd3b86fc

https://www.ft.com/content/14317238-...6-bb002965bce8

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...hat-went-viral

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...astery-method/
wow ok then , thanks , this helps alot
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wow ok then , thanks , this helps alot
Michael Gove during his time as the education secretary was the one who was behind these changes. He was embarrassed that the UK's standard of teaching and level of difficulty for maths and other subjects were low. So he pushed for the scrapping of the AS and A2 in favour of a set of exams at the end of the 2 years (which is similar to the system in Singapore) and also the need to adopt Singapore's high education standards in schools across the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-level-reforms

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...singapore-gove

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a7898616.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...d-9042286.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...pore-West.html

https://www.ft.com/content/64b5a43e-...4-00144feabdc0
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(Original post by Audrey18)
Michael Gove during his time as the education secretary was the one who was behind these changes. He was embarrassed that the UK's standard of teaching and level of difficulty for maths and other subjects were low. So he pushed for the scrapping of the AS and A2 in favour of a set of exams at the end of the 2 years (which is similar to the system in Singapore) and also the need to adopt Singapore's high education standards in schools across the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-level-reforms

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...singapore-gove

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a7898616.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...d-9042286.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...pore-West.html

https://www.ft.com/content/64b5a43e-...4-00144feabdc0
what an idiot
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I did iGCSE last academic year (June 2017) and it was extremely easy; I ended up doing 9-1 papers for practice out of boredom :lol: there are some concepts like basic calculus which are considered difficult that aren't in the 9-1 spec, but they're at quite a basic level so it doesn't matter.
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what an idiot
I think you've come to the wrong place.

Worshipping measurable attainment in pure sciences is like the Holy torah of TSR.

You can hate on Michael Gove all you like for his politics, but making GCSE maths harder and more Asian is like goals here.
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