GCSE Modular Mathematics specification


The full Edexcel specification is here.

Condensing it slightly, the units contain the following topics (with higher-tier specific topics in bold).

The Revision Guide gives a "page to a topic" summary of each part.

Unit 2

1. Number

  • The four operations
  • Factors and multiples
  • Cubes, roots and squares
  • Index Laws
  • Standard form
  • Surds
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Inverse operations
  • Accuracy
  • Recurring decimals
  • Finding percentages
  • Ratio


2. Algebra

  • Expressions
  • Factorising
  • Formulae
  • Rational expressions
  • Sequences
  • Coordinates in 2-Dand 3-D
  • Straight line graphs
  • Gradients of lines
  • Real life graphs


3. Geometry

  • Angles and triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Symmetry
  • Polygons
  • Parts of a circle
  • Perimeter and area
  • Circle theorems
  • 3-D shapes
  • Volume


4. Measures

  • Scales and measures
  • Compound measures


Unit 1

1. Statistics

  • Handling data cycle
  • Data collection
  • Data Representation
  • Analysing data
  • Interpreting data
  • Sampling
  • Box plots, histograms and cumulative frequency


2. Probability

  • Probability measures
  • Relative probability
  • Mutually exclusive outcomes
  • Mutually exclusive and independent events
  • Tree diagrams
  • Addition and multiplication of probabilities


3. Number

  • Four operations
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Compound interest
  • Accuracy
  • Use of calculators


4. Algebra

  • Notation
  • Graphs
  • Graphs of functions


5. Geometry and Measures

  • Angles at a point
  • Scales and units



Unit 3:

1.Number:

  • Calculations with standard form
  • Proof withrecurring decimals
  • Using percentage andrepeated percentage change
  • Compound interest
  • Reciprocals
  • Upper and lower bounds
  • Using calculators


2.Algebra:

  • Equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Changing the subject of the formula
  • Inequalities
  • Trial and improvement
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Graphs of functions
  • Graphs of loci
  • Quadratic graphs
  • Direct and indirect proportion
  • Transformation of functions


3.Geometry:

  • Congruence
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Trigonometry(sine, cosine, tangent etc)
  • Area of triangle using1/2a bs i nC
  • Circle theorems
  • Transformations
  • Constructions
  • Loci
  • Mensuration
  • Vectors


4. Measures

  • Bearings
  • Scale drawings
RWM 2013