Edexcel GCSE Maths Advance Information November 2022 Foundation Tier

Posted on 4th August 2022

Posted by CENTURY Maths Team

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes


Following two years of unprecedented disruption to learning, this year’s cohort of November resit students has received a very limited education. The breadth of maths topics they learned in Year 11 maths is much more standardised across the cohort because it will more than likely have followed the Advance Information that was released in February for their end of Year 11 exams.

This means that, unlike any other resit cohort, they may not have studied certain topics that will appear in November for several years. In fact, the majority of students will never have studied them at all.

This blog post identifies the topics that appear in this November’s Advance Information for Edexcel’s Foundation exam that did not feature in the June 2022 Advance Information for Foundation. These are the topics that students are likely to have not yet studied and are the areas where teachers can make the greatest gains with their students.

This process is slightly more complicated for teachers of resit GCSE classes, as students come to sixth forms and colleges from different institutions. Students in the same classroom may not necessarily all have studied the same exam board. Approximately 65% of students across the UK study Edexcel, whilst approximately 25% study AQA†. These two exam boards have dictated what the vast majority of students will have learnt in their Year 11 maths classes.

The list below identifies the topics that would not have been taught to Year 11 classes studying Edexcel that appear in the most recent Advance Information for Edexcel. Topics marked with an asterisk appeared in the AQA Advance Information. The topics without an asterisk are likely to not have been learned by over 90% of students across the UK.


  • Multiplication of decimals
  • Decimal to fraction
  • Positive integer powers
  • Reciprocal
  • Order decimals
  • Order of operations*
  • Fraction to decimal*
  • Law of indices*


  • Factorise quadratic
  • Conversion graph
  • Travel graph
  • Midpoint*
  • nth term of a linear sequence*
  • Terms of a sequence*


  • Pressure
  • Inverse proportion
  • Compound interest
  • Volume (conversions)
  • Speed (conversions)

Geometry & Measure

  • Angles at a point
  • Measure an angle
  • Measure a length
  • Similar triangles
  • Angles in a quadrilateral
  • Volume of a cuboid
  • Diagrammatic representation of vector
  • Perimeter*
  • Area of a sector*
  • Trigonometry*
  • Column vectors*


  • Scatter graph
  • Pie chart
  • Infer properties of population
  • Composite bar chart*

On CENTURY, we have created a course that collates all the topics mentioned in the Edexcel Advance Information. This course has 6 diagnostics, 2 for each paper separated by whether they are crossover topics or not. We have also included 6 extra diagnostics along these divisions which assess only the new content to this set of Advance Information so you can quickly prioritise the parts of the new content that need addressing most for your cohort.

Book a demo to find out more about the courses, or speak to your Account Manager if you are an existing customer for more information.

*Featured in AQA June Advanced Information, but not in Edexcel.

†Annual Qualifications Market Report: 2020 to 2021 academic year.