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    Right now im revising maths and found that the more past papers i do the more certain topics seem to not come up at all and other topics more prominent. Eg. almost every past paper has included some form of a circle therom/Trig question however i still have not done any past paper to include a simple interest question. However I have still been given a very looooooong list of topics to revise half of which I have NEVER seen come up in any past paper for higher, am I wasting the very limited time I have to revise on these topics or should I still continue to revise off this list and ignore the fact they have not come up before in previous years? I'm quite limited of time but at the same time I don't want to have only practised questions from the past as WJEC can be very unpredictable
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    (Original post by victoriakc)
    Right now im revising maths and found that the more past papers i do the more certain topics seem to not come up at all and other topics more prominent. Eg. almost every past paper has included some form of a circle therom/Trig question however i still have not done any past paper to include a simple interest question. However I have still been given a very looooooong list of topics to revise half of which I have NEVER seen come up in any past paper for higher, am I wasting the very limited time I have to revise on these topics or should I still continue to revise off this list and ignore the fact they have not come up before in previous years? I'm quite limited of time but at the same time I don't want to have only practised questions from the past as WJEC can be very unpredictable
    Any topic could technically come up, however as you say some are much more likely to do so on the higher paper. The easiest topics may be used to build up and form more complex questions also. In an ideal world you would be able to do all the topics, but assuming you don't have time for that then a good alternative is to revise topics which are a) very likely to come up eg. trigonometry and b) You have some understanding of but are not confident in them.
    I will stress that past papers are you friend. Even if the question does not ask anything about a topic, they are very useful for getting used to the style of question asked and how you need to think.
    Good luck!
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    Any topic could technically come up, however as you say some are much more likely to do so on the higher paper. The easiest topics may be used to build up and form more complex questions also. In an ideal world you would be able to do all the topics, but assuming you don't have time for that then a good alternative is to revise topics which are a) very likely to come up eg. trigonometry and b) You have some understanding of but are not confident in them.
    I will stress that past papers are you friend. Even if the question does not ask anything about a topic, they are very useful for getting used to the style of question asked and how you need to think.
    Good luck!
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    Thank you for your help!
    No problem
 
 
 
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