Revision topics for Edexcel, GCSE Maths – Higher Tier Paper 2 (4th March 2013)

After analysing Paper 1 of the Edexcel Maths GCSE (1MA0/1H) Higher Tier – Linear GCSE Maths exam on 28th February 2013, here is a list of topics which have not yet been tested and are worth revising over the weekend.

Here goes:

  • Translation
  • Constructing shapes using compasses, protractors and rulers
  • Volume and surface area 
  • Area and perimeter (circumference) including Circles
  • Pythagoras theorem 
  • Trigonometry (SOH CAH TOA, sine rule and cos rule)
  • Mean, median mode and range (raw data, frequency tables and grouped frequency tables)
  • Sampling (describing random sampling, calculating sample size for stratified) sampling
  • Stem and Leaf plots and Pie Charts
  • Timetables problems
  • Probability (listing outcomes, relative frequency etc)
  • Quadratic graphs
  • Gradients of graphs in the form y = mx + c or ax + by = c
  • Inequalities (graphical and algebraically)
  • Trial and improvement
  • Writing expressions
  • Substitution
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Equations of cirles (in the form  X2 + y2 = r2 )
  • Using a calculator and rounding (decimal places and significant figures)
  • Estimation / Approximation (make sure you round those numbers even though you have a calculator)
  • Surds (simplifying and rationalising the denominators)
  • negative numbers

This is by no means an exhaustive list, however these topics have not yet been tested, Good luck to all with the final preparation and of course the exam on Monday 4th March.

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