# 2018 Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher: Predicted Topics For Paper 3

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(Similar thread for AQA Higher is here.)

After looking at Edexcel Higher Paper 1 & 2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect a lot of these to come up in paper 3

You can find a predicted paper based on these topics here.

(If you need help with any of the questions in these links below then please reply to this thread. Solutions to all JustMaths resources can be found here.)

Reverse percentages

Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest

Converting area and volume units

Standard form

Capture/recapture questions

Counting combinations

Recurring decimals

Forming and solving equations

Expanding three brackets

Linear simultaneous equations

Non-linear simultaneous equations

Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)

The quadratic formula

Changing the subject of a formula

Functions (including composite functions and inverses)

Iteration

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Reciprocal graphs

Equation of a circle (including finding the equation of a tangent)

Estimating areas under curved graphs

Linear inequalities on a graph

nth term of arithmetic sequences and Fibonacci sequences

Quadratic sequences

Recurrance relations

Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

Angles and parallel lines

Volume

Circles, arcs and sectors

Polygons

Congruence

Similar shapes : length

Pythagoras' Theorem

SOHCAHTOA

Sine rule / cosine rule / area formula

Bearings

Loci and constructions

Vectors

Interpreting and representing data

Stem and leaf diagrams

Sampling

Averages

Cumulative frequency

Scatter diagrams and correlation

Relative frequency / experimental probability

Sets and venn diagrams

Conditional/”Given that” probability

Frequency trees

After looking at Edexcel Higher Paper 1 & 2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect a lot of these to come up in paper 3

**but also expect topics that have already come up in paper 1/2 to come up again -****here's a full topic list****.**Also, you may notice that a few of these topics have appeared already but I've listed them again because there may not have been much of that topic in the papers (e.g. vectors).You can find a predicted paper based on these topics here.

**Topics that have not appeared yet:**(If you need help with any of the questions in these links below then please reply to this thread. Solutions to all JustMaths resources can be found here.)

**NUMBER**Reverse percentages

Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest

Converting area and volume units

Standard form

Capture/recapture questions

Counting combinations

Recurring decimals

**ALGEBRA AND GRAPHS**Forming and solving equations

Expanding three brackets

Linear simultaneous equations

Non-linear simultaneous equations

Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)

The quadratic formula

Changing the subject of a formula

Functions (including composite functions and inverses)

Iteration

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Reciprocal graphs

Equation of a circle (including finding the equation of a tangent)

Estimating areas under curved graphs

Linear inequalities on a graph

nth term of arithmetic sequences and Fibonacci sequences

Quadratic sequences

Recurrance relations

Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

**GEOMETRY**Angles and parallel lines

Volume

Circles, arcs and sectors

Polygons

Congruence

Similar shapes : length

Pythagoras' Theorem

SOHCAHTOA

Sine rule / cosine rule / area formula

Bearings

Loci and constructions

Vectors

**STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY**Interpreting and representing data

Stem and leaf diagrams

Sampling

Averages

Cumulative frequency

Scatter diagrams and correlation

Relative frequency / experimental probability

Sets and venn diagrams

Conditional/”Given that” probability

Frequency trees

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This looks like an important tsr thread therefore I feel somewhat special being first.

This looks like an important tsr thread therefore I feel somewhat special being first.

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This is brilliant.

Also, I don't know if you remember me (didn't know what vectors were ) I did it a bit last night and roughly guessed the answer to the question.

I found the paper to not be easy, but not unbearably hard...I thought it was difficult though...it required a lot more brainpower than P1.

People that found the papers easy I hope they get 1s. None of the papers for higher were easy.

Also, I don't know if you remember me (didn't know what vectors were ) I did it a bit last night and roughly guessed the answer to the question.

I found the paper to not be easy, but not unbearably hard...I thought it was difficult though...it required a lot more brainpower than P1.

People that found the papers easy I hope they get 1s. None of the papers for higher were easy.

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thanks i have a feeling paper 3 will have a ton on algebra since it's barely come up in the past two exams

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People that found the papers easy I hope they get 1s. None of the papers for higher were easy. Foundation was a joke though, if you can't pass that you're a moron

**ohdearstudying**)People that found the papers easy I hope they get 1s. None of the papers for higher were easy. Foundation was a joke though, if you can't pass that you're a moron

**oPiNoNs, bRo**

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I'm pretty sure you can't get 1 or 2 in the higher tier. Also

**Your Local Cat**)I'm pretty sure you can't get 1 or 2 in the higher tier. Also

**oPiNoNs, bRo**It's not really an opinion, the question at the end of the foundation paper is literally within the first 5 questions for higher. It's a fact that schools stick people in foundation thinking they'll have to teach them les, but in reality you don't need much knowledge to pass higher, you can get tons of marks for working out and can get 15 marks within the first 3 questions sometimes.

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Hope they get Us x

**ohdearstudying**)Hope they get Us x

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It's not really an opinion

**ohdearstudying**)It's not really an opinion

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the question at the end of the foundation paper is literally within the first 5 questions for higher. It's a fact that schools stick people in foundation thinking they'll have to teach them les, but in reality you don't need much knowledge to pass higher

**ohdearstudying**)the question at the end of the foundation paper is literally within the first 5 questions for higher. It's a fact that schools stick people in foundation thinking they'll have to teach them les, but in reality you don't need much knowledge to pass higher

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you can get tons of marks for working out and can get 15 marks within the first 3 questions sometimes.

**ohdearstudying**)you can get tons of marks for working out and can get 15 marks within the first 3 questions sometimes.

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You sure about that?

I know someone who did mocks on a higher and foundation paper. He got around 55/80 (5) in foundation and 4/80 (U) in higher.

Some people can probably pass a GCSE maths paper in 30 seconds with those low boundaries.

**Your Local Cat**)lel

You sure about that?

I know someone who did mocks on a higher and foundation paper. He got around 55/80 (5) in foundation and 4/80 (U) in higher.

Some people can probably pass a GCSE maths paper in 30 seconds with those low boundaries.

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(Similar thread for AQA Higher is here.)

After looking at Edexcel Higher Paper 1 & 2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect a lot of these to come up in paper 3

You can find a predicted paper based on these topics here.

(If you need help with any of the questions in these links below then please reply to this thread. Solutions to all JustMaths resources can be found here.)

Reverse percentages

Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest

Converting area and volume units

Standard form

Capture/recapture questions

Counting combinations

Recurring decimals

Forming and solving equations

Expanding three brackets

Linear simultaneous equations

Non-linear simultaneous equations

Factorising/solving quadratic equations

Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)

The quadratic formula

Changing the subject of a formula

Functions (including composite functions and inverses)

Iteration

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Reciprocal graphs

Equation of a circle (including finding the equation of a tangent)

Estimating areas under curved graphs

Linear inequalities on a graph

nth term of arithmetic sequences and Fibonacci sequences

Quadratic sequences

Recurrance relations

Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

Angles and parallel lines

Volume

Circles, arcs and sectors

Polygons

Congruence

Similar shapes : length

Pythagoras' Theorem

SOHCAHTOA

Sine rule / cosine rule / area formula

Bearings

Loci and constructions

Vectors

Interpreting and representing data

Stem and leaf diagrams

Sampling

Averages

Cumulative frequency

Scatter diagrams and correlation

Relative frequency / experimental probability

Sets and venn diagrams

Conditional/”Given that” probability

Frequency trees

**Notnek**)(Similar thread for AQA Higher is here.)

After looking at Edexcel Higher Paper 1 & 2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect a lot of these to come up in paper 3

**but also expect topics that have already come up in paper 1/2 to come up again -****here's a full topic list****.**Also, you may notice that a few of these topics have appeared already but I've listed them again because there may not have been much of that topic in the papers (e.g. vectors).You can find a predicted paper based on these topics here.

**Topics that have not appeared yet:**(If you need help with any of the questions in these links below then please reply to this thread. Solutions to all JustMaths resources can be found here.)

**NUMBER**Reverse percentages

Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest

Converting area and volume units

Standard form

Capture/recapture questions

Counting combinations

Recurring decimals

**ALGEBRA AND GRAPHS**Forming and solving equations

Expanding three brackets

Linear simultaneous equations

Non-linear simultaneous equations

Factorising/solving quadratic equations

Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)

The quadratic formula

Changing the subject of a formula

Functions (including composite functions and inverses)

Iteration

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Reciprocal graphs

Equation of a circle (including finding the equation of a tangent)

Estimating areas under curved graphs

Linear inequalities on a graph

nth term of arithmetic sequences and Fibonacci sequences

Quadratic sequences

Recurrance relations

Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

**GEOMETRY**Angles and parallel lines

Volume

Circles, arcs and sectors

Polygons

Congruence

Similar shapes : length

Pythagoras' Theorem

SOHCAHTOA

Sine rule / cosine rule / area formula

Bearings

Loci and constructions

Vectors

**STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY**Interpreting and representing data

Stem and leaf diagrams

Sampling

Averages

Cumulative frequency

Scatter diagrams and correlation

Relative frequency / experimental probability

Sets and venn diagrams

Conditional/”Given that” probability

Frequency trees

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I got 64/80 on foundation for Paper 3 last year, now I struggle to get a 6, but if i didn't want a 6 I would EASILY get a 4.

**ohdearstudying**)I got 64/80 on foundation for Paper 3 last year, now I struggle to get a 6, but if i didn't want a 6 I would EASILY get a 4.

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Thank you !!!!!

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(Similar thread for AQA Higher is here.)

After looking at Edexcel Higher Paper 1 & 2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect a lot of these to come up in paper 3

You can find a predicted paper based on these topics here.

(If you need help with any of the questions in these links below then please reply to this thread. Solutions to all JustMaths resources can be found here.)

Reverse percentages

Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest

Converting area and volume units

Standard form

Capture/recapture questions

Counting combinations

Recurring decimals

Forming and solving equations

Expanding three brackets

Linear simultaneous equations

Non-linear simultaneous equations

Factorising/solving quadratic equations

Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)

The quadratic formula

Changing the subject of a formula

Functions (including composite functions and inverses)

Iteration

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Reciprocal graphs

Equation of a circle (including finding the equation of a tangent)

Estimating areas under curved graphs

Linear inequalities on a graph

nth term of arithmetic sequences and Fibonacci sequences

Quadratic sequences

Recurrance relations

Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

Angles and parallel lines

Volume

Circles, arcs and sectors

Polygons

Congruence

Similar shapes : length

Pythagoras' Theorem

SOHCAHTOA

Sine rule / cosine rule / area formula

Bearings

Loci and constructions

Vectors

Interpreting and representing data

Stem and leaf diagrams

Sampling

Averages

Cumulative frequency

Scatter diagrams and correlation

Relative frequency / experimental probability

Sets and venn diagrams

Conditional/”Given that” probability

Frequency trees

**Notnek**)

(Similar thread for AQA Higher is here.)

After looking at Edexcel Higher Paper 1 & 2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect a lot of these to come up in paper 3

**but also expect topics that have already come up in paper 1/2 to come up again -**

**here's a full topic list**

**.**Also, you may notice that a few of these topics have appeared already but I've listed them again because there may not have been much of that topic in the papers (e.g. vectors).

You can find a predicted paper based on these topics here.

**Topics that have not appeared yet:**

(If you need help with any of the questions in these links below then please reply to this thread. Solutions to all JustMaths resources can be found here.)

**NUMBER**

Reverse percentages

Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest

Converting area and volume units

Standard form

Capture/recapture questions

Counting combinations

Recurring decimals

**ALGEBRA AND GRAPHS**

Forming and solving equations

Expanding three brackets

Linear simultaneous equations

Non-linear simultaneous equations

Factorising/solving quadratic equations

Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)

The quadratic formula

Changing the subject of a formula

Functions (including composite functions and inverses)

Iteration

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Reciprocal graphs

Equation of a circle (including finding the equation of a tangent)

Estimating areas under curved graphs

Linear inequalities on a graph

nth term of arithmetic sequences and Fibonacci sequences

Quadratic sequences

Recurrance relations

Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

**GEOMETRY**

Angles and parallel lines

Volume

Circles, arcs and sectors

Polygons

Congruence

Similar shapes : length

Pythagoras' Theorem

SOHCAHTOA

Sine rule / cosine rule / area formula

Bearings

Loci and constructions

Vectors

**STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY**

Interpreting and representing data

Stem and leaf diagrams

Sampling

Averages

Cumulative frequency

Scatter diagrams and correlation

Relative frequency / experimental probability

Sets and venn diagrams

Conditional/”Given that” probability

Frequency trees

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