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GCSE Maths Paper 3 Revision List

There is a massive health warning in putting this list together … just because a topic has appeared on Paper 1 of the AQA Maths GCSE 2018, it could appear in a different format on another paper. There may also be some topics that have been missed off the list, and the intention is to provide you with something to focus on.

FOUNDATION TIER

Factorising expressions

Reverse mean

Basic trigonometry

Percentage increase/decrease/reverse %

Expanding double brackets

Translations

Solving / plotting quadratics

Enlargements

Simple & compound interest & depreciation

Volume (has come up for spheres/cylinders)

Compound measures (Foundation only)

Rearranging equations

Y = mx + c (gradient & intercept))

Best Value

Averages from a table

Pie Charts

Pythagoras Theorem

Surface area

HCF/LCM

Simultaneous equations (both linear)

Reciprocals

Standard form (Foundation only)

Circles/Arcs & Sectors – area (Foundation only)

Similar shapes & Congruence (Foundation only)

Constructions (Foundation only)

Frequency trees

Forming & solving equations

Fraction operations

Product of prime factors

Venn diagrams (Foundation only)

Real life graphs

Laws of indices

 

In addition to the above … HIGHER TIER ONLY

Combinations

Circle theorems

Velocity / Time graphs

Area under a curve

Turning points Inequalities & regions

3D Trig/Pythagoras (3D coordinates are not in the spec)

Combinations

Capture-recapture

Surds, specifically rationalising

Vectors to solve geometric problems

Iteration

Histograms

Quadratic formula

Expanding triple brackets