Foundation Maths… New content summary.

Below is 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
• 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

A more detailed summary will follow soon but in the meantime more can be find in the document DfE GCSE 2015.