Foundation Maths… New content summary
There follows a brief summary of new topics
that will now be included in the reformed GCSE 2015.
 Use of pi and surds

both of these forms of notation will expected
as an alternative way to express correct answers.
 Reverse percentages
 Factorising quadratics
 methods including difference of two squares.
 Basic trigonometry
 right angle problems
 angles of depression and elevation.
 Circle properties (not theorems)
 length of arcs, areas of sectors and in terms of a multiple of pi.
 Vectors
 notation, sum and difference of vectors, scalars and resultants.
 Venn and tree diagrams
 Standard form
 Compound interest
 Simultaneous equations
 Direct and inverse proportion
 Fractional SF transformations
 Conditional probabilities
 Frequency trees
 Recall exact values of trig values for sin/cos 0, 30, 45, 60, 90
 Recall tan exact values for 0, 30, 45, 60
Maths KS3 Work Bitesize
Pages we have done from BBC bitesize

Pythagoras
 Similar triangles
( Exactly the same shape but not necessarily the same size )
 1 dp = To one decimal place. ( Rounding up ? )
Pythagoras
It states that the square of the hypotenuse
(the side opposite the right angle)
is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
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