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## What are the topics in a non calculator GCSE maths?

Here’s our list of GCSE maths non-calculator topics that you may want to spend extra time revising:

- Long multiplication.
- Quadratic equations.
- Angles.
- Speed, distance and time.
- Circle theorems.
- Similar shapes.
- Percentages and ratios.
- Stratified sampling.

## What topics are on non calculator?

GCSE Higher Paper Topics – Non Calculator

- Histograms.
- Cumulative Frequency – Box Plots.
- Mean/ Median/ Mode etc.
- Circle Theorems.
- Similar Shapes – Enlargement.
- Scale Diagrams.
- Congruent Triangles – rules.
- Algebra.

## What topics do you need to know for GCSE maths higher?

These include:

- Structure and calculation.
- Fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Measures and accuracy.
- Algebra.
- Ratio, proportion and rates of changes.
- Geometry and measures.
- Probability.
- Statistics.

## What are the hardest GCSE maths topics?

Top 10 GCSE maths topics that we’ve found students struggle with:

- Converting decimals to fractions.
- Finding nth terms.
- Solving quadratic equations.
- Rearranging equations to find the subject.
- Prime factorisation.
- Intersections of a curve.
- Fractional indices (high level topic)
- Rationalising denominators (high level topic)

## How long is the higher maths exam?

External Course Exam – assessed by the SQA

Component | Marks | Duration |
---|---|---|

Paper 1 (non-calculator) | 70 | 1 hour and 30 minutes |

Paper 2 (calculator) | 80 | 1 hour and 45 minutes |

## What do you need for a non calculator maths exam?

You will need the following equipment, a pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor, a pair of compasses and a calculator (except for the non-calculator paper).

## Which GCSE maths papers are calculator?

GCSE Maths Test Paper 3 (calculator) Making up the remaining 33⅓% of the overall GCSE maths assessment, this paper is once again marked out of 80 and lasts 90 minutes. Students are allowed to use a calculator with this paper.