I am a high school mathematics teacher, in our school students take the Cambridge IGCSE 0580 exam. After IGCSE our school offers the IB Diploma programme and I am thinking about proposing the management of our school to move to the IGCSE 0607. The reason for this is the investigation exam paper and the use of the graphic display calculator.
Comparing the syllabi I do not find a big difference and I think that introducing the graphic display calculator earlier can be an advantage in the IBDP. However, I do not want to propose a change that can be overly challenging to the less motivated/interested students.
I would be interested to hear the opinion of those who have experience in teaching both syllabus. We do not have the resources to teach both, so it would be especially interesting to hear opinions of those who moved from 0580 to 0607. Do students find the 0607 more challenging? Did you see a change in grades on the exam?