2018 AQA GCSE Maths Higher: Predicted Topics For Paper 3

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(Similar thread for Edexcel Higher is here.)

After looking at AQA Higher Papers 1&2 2018, I've made a list of topics (below) that have not appeared yet. Expect some of these to come up in paper 3 but also expect some topics that have already come up in paper 1&2 to come up again - here's a full topic list.

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

Image HCF/LCM
Image Reverse percentages
Image Growth and decay - including simple/compound interest
Image Counting combinations

ALGEBRA AND GRAPHS

Image Expanding three brackets
Image Linear simultaneous equations
Image Solving simultaneous equations graphically
Image Factorising harder quadratics
Image Completing the square (and using this form to find turning points and solve equations)
Image The quadratic formula
Image Changing the subject of a formula
Image Algebraic fractions
Image Proof
Image Iteration
Image Quadratic and cubic graphs
Image Reciprocal graphs
Image Speed/time graphs (including finding acceleration and distance from the graph)
Image Rates of change / estimating gradients
Image Estimating areas under curved graphs
Image Linear inequalities on a graph
Image Solving quadratic inequalities
Image Quadratic sequences
Image Recurrance relations
Image Geometric progressions / exponential growth and decay

GEOMETRY

Image Angles and parallel lines
Image Polygons
Image Congruence
Image Similar shapes : length
Image 3D trigonometry
Image Successive transformations and invariance
Image Bearings
Image Circle theorems
Image Proofs of circle theorems
Image Plans and elevations
Image Vectors

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

Image Stem and leaf diagrams
Image Sampling
Image Histograms
Image Scatter diagrams and correlation
Image Conditional/”Given that” probability
Image Frequency trees
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I have a good guess that Histograms are for sure going to be in this one
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Btw you where supposed to use the Quadratic formula in paper 2-"prove there is only one answer to this equation"-
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Btw you where supposed to use the Quadratic formula in paper 2-"prove there is only one answer to this equation"-
Do you mean the question that said "Show that the curve and line have exactly one point of interection"? For that one the quadratic could be factorised so there was no need to use the quadratic formula.

If not then I don't know what question you mean.
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3d trig,vectors,hcf,lcm already came up
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3d trig,vectors,hcf,lcm already came up
Are you sure about this? They came up in Edexcel but I can't see them anywhere in AQA Paper 1 or 2.
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thank you so much!
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Thank you! what do you all think the grade boundaries for a 5 will be?
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I think we will get at least one question on circle theorems or congruence
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Thank you! Definitely, need to up my revision game for maths this weekend if I want to get that 8. My predictions are I'll need to have around 70+ marks in Paper 3 to secure the 8...
But I guess it depends on the boundaries... I hope they're low...

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Thank you brudda
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I have a feeling that aqa higher paper 3 is gonna be mad. Currently in neither paper 1 or 2 has there been 6 markers, therefore I think they are gonna put a few in there, you should obviously be expecting: vectors, algebraic simultaneous equations, circle theorems, surds, a lot of graphs( hardly any in P1 and P2) like velocity-time graphs and distance time graphs, transformation of graphs. This is my own intuition, don't solely rely on this and just keep revising
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So useful thankssss
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