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

## 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.
• 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.
• 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.