Hayden’s Kumon Maths study went a long way to helping him achieve the International General Certificate of Secondary Education in mathematics. The IGCSE is an internationally recognized mathematics qualification set by the University of Cambridge.
Hayden, who is 16 years old and due to begin Year 11 high school, completed the examination last year to attain is IGCSE. Hayden also completed the Kumon Maths programme in June. This meant he already mastered many maths concepts he encountered within the IGCSE examination, including trigonometry and quadratic equations.
Hayden says Kumon also helped him develop strong study skills.
“Kumon gives you the discipline to be able to sit down and actually finish something, rather than leaving it half done”, Hayden says.
The Kumon Maths programme develops quick, precise calculation skills for the study of high school mathematics. In Kumon all students also progress at an individualised pace. Advanced students can go ahead to study content that is above their school grade, while those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.
As students progress through Kumon, they develop self-learning skill. Self-learning is the ability to learn something new independently, without being taught.
Hayden studied at Kumon Floreat Education Centre.