Graphing Calculator for IGCSE 2020?

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Jai Amruth
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So I am currently studying for my A levels (12th grade) and my younger cousin just entered 9th grade for IGCSE. Her teacher is adamant on her (and her class) buying a graphing calculator and insists that they will fail otherwise. If my knowledge is right, graphic calculators, heck even quadratic-solving calculators weren't allowed in the IGCSE Boards and they warranted disqualification. So, did the syllabus requirements completely change or is the teacher in the wrong?
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So I am currently studying for my A levels (12th grade) and my younger cousin just entered 9th grade for IGCSE. Her teacher is adamant on her (and her class) buying a graphing calculator and insists that they will fail otherwise. If my knowledge is right, graphic calculators, heck even quadratic-solving calculators weren't allowed in the IGCSE Boards and they warranted disqualification. So, did the syllabus requirements completely change or is the teacher in the wrong?
The teacher is wrong if they say that the students will "fail otherwise". Many people pass these exams every year with a basic scientific calculator.

On the other hand graphical calculators have been allowed in GCSE exams for years, including some IGCSE exams.
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The teacher is wrong if they say that the students will "fail otherwise". Many people pass these exams every year with a basic scientific calculator.

On the other hand graphical calculators have been allowed in GCSE exams for years, including some IGCSE exams.
Years? Since how long exactly? And are they allowed in As and A too?
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Years? Since how long exactly? And are they allowed in As and A too?
I don't know how long exactly. It is worth noting that graphical calculators are not allowed for the Cambridge IGCSE.
https://help.cambridgeinternational....re-acceptable-

Graphical calculators are allowed in AS and A level exams. See this page for a helpful discount if your school/college doesn't offer a better discount.
https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...-discount.html
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I don't know how long exactly. It is worth noting that graphical calculators are not allowed for the Cambridge IGCSE.
https://help.cambridgeinternational....re-acceptable-

Graphical calculators are allowed in AS and A level exams. See this page for a helpful discount if your school/college doesn't offer a better discount.
https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...-discount.html
The thing is page 8 of this "updated" syllabus contradicts those calculator usage guidelines, which was why I was so confused: https://www.cambridgeinternational.o...2-syllabus.pdf

Thank you for the A level graphing calc reference!
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