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These are the predicted topics which may come up on the paper 2 edexcel gcse maths higher tier, the ones stated essential/important to revise are likely to come up.

Made by MathsWatch, attached are the relevant clip numbers for each point.

Made by MathsWatch, attached are the relevant clip numbers for each point.

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Is there any other topic in the a/a* grade area that you think might come up and is worth revising?

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Is there any other topic in the a/a* grade area that you think might come up and is worth revising?

**Sheena_G**)Is there any other topic in the a/a* grade area that you think might come up and is worth revising?

- Bounds of a calculation
- Simplifying algebraic fractions
- Simultaneous equations (one linear, one quadratic/equation of a circle)
- Sine/Cosine rule
- Vectors

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Here's a list of suggested topics that I gave my students last night.

I went through the non-calculator paper, noted which topic areas came up and came up with a list of other topic areas (there tend not to be repeats, so I wouldn't be expecting e.g. another transformation of graphs question).

I went through the non-calculator paper, noted which topic areas came up and came up with a list of other topic areas (there tend not to be repeats, so I wouldn't be expecting e.g. another transformation of graphs question).

**Number**- Some calculation where you are required to write down all of the digits on your calculator.

HINT: Remember the BIDMAS rule for those not using the*fx-83ES*or higher model Casio calculators. - Percentages

- Reverse percentages
- Simple and compound interest

- Reverse percentages
- Upper and lower bounds

- If the question is later in the paper, it may involve working out the upper / lower bound of a calculation.

- If the question is later in the paper, it may involve working out the upper / lower bound of a calculation.

**Algebra**- 3-D coordinates
- Direct and inverse proportion
- Graphs

- Linear (y = mx + c)

- Drawing the graph where the equation is given
- Working out the equation of a line parallel to a given line
- Working out the equation of a line perpendicular to a given line

- Drawing the graph where the equation is given
- Curves

- Drawing the graph where the equation is given

HINT: Use TABLE mode (MODE + 3) on the*fx*- calculators

- Drawing the graph where the equation is given

- Linear (y = mx + c)
- Simplifying an algebraic fraction, e.g. (
*x*^{2}-5*x*+6)/(*x*^{2}-9)

(factorise the numerator, denominator, then cancel down) - Simultaneous equations

(either two linear, or one linear and one curve) - Trial and improvement

**Geometry and measures**- Bearings (often with trigonometry)
- Construction
- Similar shapes and solids
- Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA, sine rule, cosine rule)
- Vectors

**Handling data**- Estimate of the mean
- Histograms

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I don't any transformations or stuff like that will come up. Maybe boxplots?

**StressedByDay**)I don't any transformations or stuff like that will come up. Maybe boxplots?

Tip for comparing two box plots:

- One measure of average, e.g. compare medians, then interpret the result in the context of the question.
- One measure of spread, e.g. compare the range or interquartile range then interpret the result in the context of the question.

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Are there any topics that cannot come up on paper 2 or are all topics able to come up on paper 2?

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Are there any topics that cannot come up on paper 2 or are all topics able to come up on paper 2?

**Sanderm1**)Are there any topics that cannot come up on paper 2 or are all topics able to come up on paper 2?

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Personally, I don't think that things tested in a bit of detail on Paper 1 are likely to appear again on Paper 2. So, e.g. I would not be expecting to see another probability tree diagram, or transformation of graphs question.

**M.C. Math**)Personally, I don't think that things tested in a bit of detail on Paper 1 are likely to appear again on Paper 2. So, e.g. I would not be expecting to see another probability tree diagram, or transformation of graphs question.

There wasn't any probability tree questions. At least, I think not.

How accurate are maths watch predictions? I think I should probably revise all topic in all cases.

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this is made up of D/C

**studentyeah**)this is made up of D/C

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There wasn't any probability tree questions. At least, I think not.

How accurate are maths watch predictions? I think I should probably revise all topic in all cases.

**Sherry202**)There wasn't any probability tree questions. At least, I think not.

How accurate are maths watch predictions? I think I should probably revise all topic in all cases.

*sweets*question, although only one branch would be needed.

The

*MathsWatch*list further up is a very long list. It seems to cover pretty much the whole specification, which is partly why I posted my summary that I gave to my students.

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Hi. A tree diagram could be used for the infamous

The

**M.C. Math**)Hi. A tree diagram could be used for the infamous

*sweets*question, although only one branch would be needed.The

*MathsWatch*list further up is a very long list. It seems to cover pretty much the whole specification, which is partly why I posted my summary that I gave to my students.
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