Revision tips for Edexcel GCSE Mathematics – Higher tier Paper 2 (14th June 2013)

After analysing Paper 1 of the Edexcel (1MA0/1f) Linear – Higher tier GCSE Maths exam on 11th June 2013, here is a list of topics which have not yet been tested and are worth revising over the next few days.

Here goes:

  • Questionnaires and Surveys
  • Frequency polygon
  • Pie Charts
  • Scatter Graphs
  • Conversion Graphs
  • Mean / Average
  • Median                    Averages and range questions
  • Mode                       from frequency tables
  • Range
  • Experimental probability and predicting outcomes
  • listing outcomes
  • Angles on parallel lines (here is a good link)
  • Angles in Polygons (interior and exterior)
  • Constructions – triangles / quadrilaterals with protractors and or compasses
  • Loci
  • Circle Theorems
  • Area calculations compound shapes
  • Area and Circumference of circles
  • For circles remember:   Area = π r Circumference = 2 π r  or   π d
  • Arc length
  • Sector Area
  • Surface area of prisms
  • Volume of cones and frustrums (use the formula sheet)
  • Volume of Spheres  (use the formula sheet)
  • Reflection
  • Enlargement using scale factor(negative or fractional) with a centre of enlargement
  • Similar shapes ( When one shape is an enlargement of the other they are similar)
  • Congruent shapes (Shapes which are identical)
  • Mid points of lines using coordinates
  • Simplifying expressions
  • Solving quadratics by factorising or using the quadratic formula. Using solutions to sketch graphs.
  • Factorising expressions
  • Substituting into formulae
  • Trial and improvement
  • Plotting quadratic graphs by completing a table of results
  • Inequalities (Regions on a graph)
  • Fraction calculations (use the fraction button on your calculator)
  • Fractions of an amount
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Equivalence: fractions, decimals and percentage.
  • Ratio: equivalence and dividing by a ratio
  • Proportion problems (Typically recipe questions eg. 100g of flour for 5 cakes how much flour would you need for 10, 20 etc)
  • Rounding to decimal places and significant places
  • Converting between currencies (The past few papers have included word problems for this eg. sunglasses cost £70 in the UK and $90 in the US which are the cheapest if    £1 = $1.20 )
  • Compound interest
  • Percentage increase or decrease.
  • Surds – rationalising the denominator

This is not an exhaustive list, however the topics in the list were not tested in Paper 1 on Tuesday. Good luck to all with the final preparation and of course the exam on Friday.

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