# 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

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

ALGEBRA AND GRAPHS

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

GEOMETRY

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

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

Stem and leaf diagrams
Sampling
Histograms
Scatter diagrams and correlation
Conditional/”Given that” probability
Frequency trees
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Thank you!
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#4
I have a good guess that Histograms are for sure going to be in this one
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#5
Thank you!
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#6
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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(Original post by fffggghhh)
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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(Original post by replenish)
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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#10
thank you so much!
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thank you!
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#12
Thank you! what do you all think the grade boundaries for a 5 will be?
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Thank you!
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I think we will get at least one question on circle theorems or congruence
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(Original post by Notnek)
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Thank you for this
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#16
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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#17
Thank you brudda
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#18
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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#19
So useful thankssss
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Thank you for this!!
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