International GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Maths

This international GCSE qualification puts emphasis on pure maths, enabling students to make a smooth progression to A-level. The specification includes plenty of algebra and some basic calculus.

Written by the same experts as who have developed AQA's UK Mathematics GCSEs, this qualification is rigorous and quality assured.

At the same time, every effort has been made to ensure the qualification is accessible for international students. You'll find careful ramping of demand throughout the papers to settle students of all abilities into their assessments.

Students will also benefit from straightforward language used in the question papers - ensuring that they succeed on the basis of their maths ability and not their literacy skills.

This qualification is available for teaching now in Bahrain, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.



Paper 1C: Any part of the specification may be assessed.

Paper 2C: Any part of the specification may be assessed.


Paper 1E: Any part of the specification may be assessed.

Paper 2E: Any part of the specification may be assessed.


  • Linear specification; individual components may not be re-sat.
  • Candidates can re-take the whole qualification as many times as they wish.

Syllabus summary


  • Structure and calculation
  • Fractions, decimal and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion


  • Notation and manipulation
  • Functions, graphs and calculus
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Sequences

Geometry and measures

  • Properties and constructions
  • Mensuration and basic calculus
  • Transformations, Matrices and Vectors

Probability and statistics

  • Presentation and analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Probability

Download the complete Oxford AQA International GCSE Mathematics specification (PDF, 779 KB).

Resources available with this specification

Oxford International AQA Examinations provides the resources and advice you need to teach the International GCSE Mathematics specification effectively.

Route Map

Plan your course with the help of a suggested pathway through the syllabus so you can be sure you are covering the essential content.

Teacher Guidance Document

Prepare for your year ahead by accessing the essential information you need to deliver the International GCSE Maths specification.

Classroom Activity Sheets

Access worksheets developed by teachers for teachers, providing a useful set of practical resources to use in the classroom.

Specimen Papers and Mark Schemes

See how the International GCSE Mathematics specification will be assessed, so you can help your students prepare to sit their exams.

Marked Exemplars

Prepare your students in exam technique with the help of exemplar student answers and examiner commentaries that show how examiners interpret the mark scheme. Marked Exemplars for International GCSE Mathematics will be available from the first teaching day of the 2016/17 academic year.


Exampro is an online database of AQA past paper questions mapped to the new international qualifications, enabling teachers to create their own resources and assessments.

Schools will be given an Exampro username and password when they are approved to teach our qualifications. If you have these credentials you can log in now. If your school is approved to teach our qualifications and you do not know your school’s log-in credentials, contact us.

Enhanced Results Analysis™ tool

Our free Enhanced Results Analysis tool (ERA) gives you instant analysis of your students’ results. You’ll see how students performed in each unit, topic and marks they received for each question. This allows you to see which questions proved the most challenging, or how different classes performed, so you know what areas to focus on in following years. The tool will be available following published results from the first cohort of International GCSE Mathematics students in 2018.

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