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Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential mathematical knowledge and ability. The Additional Mathematics syllabus builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (US) (0444) syllabus.
Successful Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics candidates gain lifelong skills, including:
We recommend that candidates who are beginning this course should have previously studied Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (US) (0444).
We have withdrawn Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics (US) (0459). The last examination for this subject was June 2021 (there is no option for candidates to resit after this date). We communicated this decision to schools in May 2021.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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As part of our ongoing commitment to make sure that our syllabuses meet the needs of our students, schools and higher education institutions around the world, we have updated this syllabus for assessment in 2020 and 2021.
There are no changes to the subject content and its assessment.
These changes are for examination in June and November 2020 and 2021. For full details, please refer to the 2020-2021 syllabus above, including the ‘Changes to this syllabus’ section, as well as the new specimen paper.