### Edexcel Pure Maths: Topics Likely To Come Up in Paper 2 on 12th June

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If you’re taking the Edexcel Pure Maths course, you will have already sat Paper 1 last week. We hope it went well.

To help you prepare for Pure Maths 2 tomorrow morning (12th June), we’ve put together a list of **all the topics and subtopics that appeared in Pure Maths 1, as well as all the ones that didn’t, **so you know where to focus your revision before the next exam.

They may retest topics that were tested before, so bear this in mind and be sure to revise *everything *thoroughly!

Use the relevant Topic Question packs to test yourself on the specific areas where you want to focus your revision.

**Important things to note ahead of Edexcel Pure Maths 2**

The obvious topics which haven’t been examined yet are:

- Topic 3:
**Coordinate Geometry** - Topic 9:
**Numerical Methods** - Topic 10:
**Vectors**

We would be very surprised if there wasn’t a whole question on each of these.

We would also be very surprised if there wasn’t a question on **Parametric Equations** (see Topic 3: Algebra & Functions).

The other big observation is that Pure 1 was very light on **Calculus** (Topic 7: Differentiation & Topic 8: Integration) so expect LOTS of this in Pure 2. In particular, **look out for Connected Rates of Change…**

Also bear in mind that Edexcel are at liberty to examine *any *topic again, or not at all, so these are only predictions.

Head to the Pure Maths section of Save My Exams to get some last minute practice on each of these topics, or use the links below.

**Detailed breakdown of topics seen (and not seen) in Edexcel Pure Maths 1**

**T1 PROOF **

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1:**

- Proof by deduction
- Reasoning

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1:**

- Proof by exhaustion
- Disproof by counter-example

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**T2 ALGEBRA & FUNCTIONS **

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1:**

- Factor Theorem
- Quadratics
- Completing the Square
- Sketching Quadratic
- Algebraic Fractions
- Partial Fractions
- Solving Inequality
- Graphical Solution of Equations
- Transformation of Functions
- Asymptotes
- Domain & Range

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Factor Theorem
- Quadratics
- Completing the Square
- Sketching Quadratic
- Algebraic Fractions
- Partial Fractions
- Solving Inequality
- Graphical Solution of Equations
- Transformation of Functions
- Asymptotes
- Domain & Range

—

**T3 COORDINATE GEOMETRY**

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

*None *

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Straight Lines
- Circles
- Parametric Equations

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**T4 SEQUENCES & SERIES **

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

- General Binomial Expansion
- Geometric Series
- Modelling

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Binomial Expansion
- Iterative Formulae
- Sigma Notation
- Arithmetic Sequences

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**T5 TRIGONOMETRY **

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

- Small Angle Approximations
- Solving Trigonometric Equations
- Double Angle Formulae
- Trig Identity (Pythagorean)

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Sine/Cosine Rules
- Area of Triangle
- Radians
- Exact Values
- Reciprocal & Inverse Trig Functions
- Compound Angle Formulae
- rcos( ± ), rsin( ± ) forms

—

**T6 EXPONENTIALS & LOGARITHMS **

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

- Log Laws
- Log Equations
- Exponential Decay
- Exponential Modelling

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Using logs to estimate parameters in relationships of the form y=ax
^{n}& y=kb^{x}

—

**T7 DIFFERENTIATION**

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

- Quotient Rule
- Implicit Differentiation
- sin
*kx* - Decreasing Function

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Sketching gradient Functions
- Second derivatives
- First Principles
- Polynomials
- e
^{kx}, a^{kx}, cos*kx*, tan*kx*, ln*x* - Gradients, Tangents & Normals
- Stationary Points
- Points of Inflection
- Product Rule
- Chain Rule
- Connected Rates of Change
- Parametric Differentiation
- Construct Differential Equations
- Inverse Functions
- Modelling

—

**T8 INTEGRATION**

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

- Definite Integration (Polynomials)
- Areas Above & Below Axes
- using Partial Fractions

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- e
^{kx}, 1/x, sin*kx*, cos*kx* - Area Between Curves
- by Reverse Chain Rule
- by
*u*-Substitution (including Trig) - by Parts
- Solving Differential Equations (inc Separation of Variables)

—

**T9 NUMERICAL METHODS **

**Subtopics seen in Pure 1**

*None *

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in Pure 1**

- Change of Sign Method
- x=g(x) Iteration
- Newton-Raphson Iteration
- Trapezium Rule

—

**T10 VECTORS**

**Subtopics seen in T1**

*None*

**Subtopics NOT SEEN in T1**

- 2D/3D
- Find Magnitude/Direction
- Add/Subtract Vectors
- Parallel Vectors
- Position Vectors
- Problem Solving