AQA GCSE Maths Paper 2 & Paper 3 Topic Predictions

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Maths Made Easy Team 29 May 2018
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The following topics appeared in the AQA GCSE Maths 2018 paper 1 Higher Tier exam. Some of the topics appeared multiple times in different questions.

  • Indices
  • Translations
  • Solving inequality equations
  • Ratio and fractions
  • Coordinates and ratio
  • Proportionality
  • Perimeter and area
  • Standard form
  • Unit conversions
  • Ratio and cost
  • Straight Probability
  • Sine and Cosine ratio’s.
  • Surface area of shapes
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Box plots
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Enlargements
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Sine and Cosine graphs
  • Quadratic equations
  • Surds
  • Quadratic graphs

We believe the following topics are more likely to appear in paper 2 and 3 because of their absence in paper 1. Generally new question types have a greater probability of being in the exams as the exam boards look to differentiate their old and new specifications but also as they want to accurately represent the changes to the curriculum. Therefore using this knowledge we believe that the following topics could appear in paper 2 and 3. Please note that other topics could come up and topics from paper 1 may be tested again, this is just our assessment of the paper having gone through it in detail.

Likely to appear:

  • 3d Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Rearranging formulas and general algebra questions.
  • Circle theorems
  • Straight line graphs, y= mx+c
  • Functions
  • Histograms
  • Iterative Methods
  • Compound Interest
  • Percentages of all kinds
  • Probability Tree Diagrams
  • Proof
  • Quadratic Sequences
  • Sine and Cosine rules
  • Vectors
  • Speed, Distance, Velocity, Time graphs
  • Similar shapes.

Could appear:

  • Density, Mass, Volume, Pressure, Force and Surface Area
  • Shape volume and area.
  • Inequalities
  • Loci and Construction
  • Surds
  • Quadratic formula
  • Transformations

The following topics appeared in the AQA GCSE Maths 2018 paper 1 Foundation Tier exam. Some of the topics appeared multiple times in different questions.

  • Fraction rules
  • Negative numbers
  • Simplifying algebra
  • Percentages, fractions and decimals
  • Shape area
  • Multiple Ratio questions
  • Mean, Median, Mode and Range
  • Probability
  • Conversions
  • Indices
  • Transformations
  • Nets and plans
  • Coordinates and ratio
  • Proportionality
  • Perimeter and area
  • Standard form

We believe the following topics have a greater probability of appearing in paper 2 and 3 because of their absence in paper 1 and due to the fact that generally new question types have a greater chance of being in the exams as the exam boards look to differentiate their old and new specifications but also as they want to accurately represent the changes to the curriculum. Therefore using this knowledge we think the following topics may appear in the 2018 GCSE Maths foundation paper 2 and 3.

Please note that other topics could come up and topics from paper 1 may be tested again, this is just our assessment of the 2018 GCSE Maths foundation paper having gone through it in detail.

Likely to appear:

  • Pythagoras
  • Trigonometry
  • Rearranging formulas and general algebra questions.
  • Straight line graphs, y= mx+c
  • Percentages of all kinds
  • Speed, Distance, Time calculations.
  • Bodmas
  • Data sampling and questionnaires.
  • Geometry problems including interior and exterior angles.

Could appear:

  • Density, Mass, Volume, Pressure, Force and Surface Area
  • Shape volume and area.
  • Inequalities
  • Loci and Construction
  • Scatter graphs
  • Circle graphs and tangents.

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