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Please note that the toplevel password for MyMaths has been changed. Thanks, and hope you’re having a great summer. KB Dear yr 11, I hope your first paper went well and that you felt well prepared. Here is what i think is going to be in the second paper. Please note that this is only a guess based on what was not in the first one. I hope it is helpful. MW
Number  Do a hard calculation using the calculator and show all of the digits from the screen then round it  Compound interest  Reverse percentage  Ratios  A context question with calculations such as percentages and fractions – check your QWC  Proportion eg S is proportion to the square of t  Bounds calculations Algebra  Trial and improvement  Solve a quadratic using the formula  There is usually a page of algebraic questions that you require you to demonstrate factorising, expanding, simplifying etc  An algebraic proof question Shape and space  Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ – possibly questions that disguise the technique required  Advanced trig – don’t forget the area formula  Angles on parallel lines  Area of circle in some form e.g. find volume of a cylinder or find the area of a sector  Volumes and surface areas of solids  could involve similar solids  A compound measures question e.g. speed or density or flow rate Statistics  Cumulative frequency  Histograms  Averages from a frequency table or a grouped frequency table  Sampling  A more basic graph type such as a Pie chart or a frequency polygon Probability  As the tree was on the first paper I think that there will be basics such as predicting the number of times a particular result occurs  Possible to have a two dice question or an equivalent Year 9 Practice paper solutions are here – good luck! Here’s a blank sheet of key skills for you to fill in a few times until you know them off by heart! For Year 8: Key Skills For Year 9: Key Skills 1  Key Skills 2 This should give you an idea of how best to revise: make sure you have learned things off by heart, and then do lots of practice. Here’s the blank sheet for practising some of the key calculations. Make sure you can do these… but don’t forget the others!
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