To get a grade B at GCSE Maths you need to be able to answer questions on all the following topics:

Number

- Writing numbers and performing calculations in standard form
- Expressing fractions as recurring decimals
- Calculating reverse percentages, given an amount after a percentage increase or decrease, calculate the original amount
- Understanding and working with reciprocals
- Using π or surds to give an exact answer to a calculation

Algebra

- Substituting number into formulae, including negative numbers, fractions and decimals
- Finding the nth term of a quadratic sequence
- Solving inequalities using graphical methods
- Finding the gradient and y-intercept of a straight line
- Finding the equation of a straight line
- Solving simultaneous equations by the elimination method or graphically
- Deriving algebraic expressions, formulae and equations from problems
- Factorising expressions
- Factorising and solving quadratic equations
- Solving quadratic equations by finding the co-ordinates of intersection with the x-axis
- Solving linear equations including fractions
- Rearranging more complex expressions and formulae, such as those including π, √, or where the subject appears more than once
- Drawing and using graphs to solve equations

Shape

- Using trigonometry in right-angled triangles
- Understanding and using circle theorems
- Solving problems involving similar shapes
- Finding the midpoint and length of a line segment
- Converting between different measures of volume

Data

- Working with cumulative frequency tables and curves
- Estimating values using cumulative frequency graphs
- Finding the median, quartiles and IQR of a set of data
- Drawing, comparing and commenting on box plots
- Comparing two frequency distributions using frequency polygons, mean and range
- Commenting on suitability of questionnaires
- Identifying outliers in a set of data
- Completing and using probability tree diagrams

You also need to be confident answering questions on all the topics listed in the previous post *How to get a Grade C at GCSE Mathematics.* If you want to get a B grade at GCSE Mathematics, try answering questions on all the topics listed. To help you keep a record of what you’re confident on, and what topics you need to revise, you can download the list of topics and use it as a checklist.

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