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# Suggested Topics for Edexcel GCSE Maths Paper 2 and Paper 3 Higher June 2017

- Level:
- GCSE

- Board:
- Edexcel

Last updated 5 Jun 2017

Based on the questions in Edexcel GCSE Maths Paper 1 Higher (examined Thursday 25 May), we have identified topics that have not yet been assessed and are likely to come up in Paper 2 and Paper 3.

**Please note that the topics already assessed in Paper 1 could be assessed again, so use our list with that in mind when planning your revision. With two papers left to go, there really could be questions on any of the GCSE topics. Do not focus all your revision time on these topics alone. **

This list is available as a single page PDF file for download FREE here.

**Number**

- BIDMAS (brackets)
- Interpret calculator displays
- Error intervals
- Compare fractions, decimals and percentages
- Fractions and ratio problems
- Recurring decimal to fraction (prove)
- Reverse fraction of an amount
- Powers and roots
- Multiples, factors, LCM and HCF
- Adding, subtracting, multiplying and diving fractions (problem)
- Writing in standard form and calculating with standard form (calculator)
- Upper and lower bounds (including calculations)
- Simplify and manipulate surds

**Algebra **

- Forming expressions, formulae and equations (then solving)
- Substitution (v = u + at; s = ut + ½at2; v2 = u2 + 2as)
- Gradient, mid-point and distance between two coordinates
- Simplify algebraic indices
- Expand single and double brackets
- nth term of a linear sequence
- Linear equations (including variable on both sides)
- Drawing graphs of linear functions
- Finding the equation of a line
- The equation of a tangent (to circle)
- Linear simultaneous equations (and graphically)
- Factorise single bracket
- Factorising quadratic expressions including where a > 1
- Quadratic equations (including when needs re-arrangement)
- Recognise Fibonacci and quadratic sequences
- nth term of a quadratic sequence
- Geometric Sequences
- Drawing quadratic graphs
- Rearranging Formulae (including when subject appears twice / factorising)
- Represent linear inequalities on number line and graphically
- Solve linear inequalities and represent on number line and graphically
- Represent quadratic inequalities graphically
- Solving quadratic inequalities
- The Quadratic Formula
- Completing the square and turning points
- Draw and recognise reciprocal and cubic graphs
- The equation of a circle (and graphical solution with linear equation simultaneously)
- Graphs of exponential functions and growth and decay
- Graphical solution to equations (possibly quadratic)
- Composite and inverse functions
- General iterative processes
- Algebraic fractions
- Graphs of trigonometric functions
- Translations and reflections of a graph and their functions

**Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change**

- Ratio and proportion problems
- Comparing quantities as a ratio and division of a quantity as a ratio
- Converting metric units
- Solve proportion problems
- Best buy problems
- Scale drawings
- Express one quantity as the percentage of another
- Percentage change
- Simple and compound interest and financial maths
- Compare lengths, area, volume
- Speed, density, pressure
- Direct proportion
- Non-standard real life graphs
- Reciprocal real-life graphs
- Gradient of graphs
- Distance-time and velocity-time graphs
- Area under a graph

**Geometry and Measures**

- Geometrical problems, alternate / corresponding angles and angles in polygons
- Perimeter and area of a triangle, parallelogram, and trapezium
- Area of a triangle using Area = ½absin C
- Perimeter of composite shapes
- Circumference and area of a circle, arc length and perimeter and area of a sector
- Calculations using exact Pi
- Properties of 3D Shapes and plans and elevations
- Surface area and volume of prisms, pyramids, cones (not volume) and spheres
- Draw and identify transformations and combinations of transformations
- Pythagoras' Theorem (problem or in 3D, with trigonometry)
- Trigonometric ratios (SOH CAH TOA), including in 3D
- Standard constructions using a compass (including triangles)
- Loci
- Bearings
- Congruency and congruent triangles
- Scale factors and similarity
- Sine Rule
- Cosine Rule (find angle)
- Vectors

**Probability **

- Product rule
- Relative frequency
- Sampling and unbiased samples
- Venn diagrams
- Frequency trees
- Probability trees for both independent events and conditional probability

**Statistics**

- Comparing data on statistical diagrams, including time series graphs
- Mean from a discrete and grouped frequency table
- Constructing and interpreting a boxplot
- Drawing a CF graph and interpreting
- Comparing distributions; median and IQR (cumulative frequency graph / box plots)
- Histograms

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