Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A/A* Grade GCSE maths

These are the topics that need to be covered and understood at A/A* GCSE Maths:

Number
  • Recurring decimals
  • Fractional and negative indices
  • Surds
  • Rationalising the denominator
  • Direct and inverse proportion
  • Upper and lower bounds

Algebra
  • Quadratic formula
  • Solving by completing the square
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Rearranging difficult formulae
  • Simultaneous equations using quadratics
  • Gradients of parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Transformation of functions
  • Graphs of trigonometric functions
  • Transformations of trigonometric functions
  • Graphs of exponential functions

Shape and Space
  • Enlargement by a negative scale factor
  • Equations of circles and loci
  • Sine and cosine rules
  • Pythagoras in 3D
  • Trigonometry in 3D
  • Areas of triangles using ½ ab sin C
  • Cones and spheres
  • Segments and frustums
  • Congruent triangles
  • Vectors

Handling data
  • Histograms
  • Probability ‘and’ and ‘or’ questions
  • Stratified sampling

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