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# For Edexcel

GCSE Mathematics
Higher Tier
Paper 2A (Calculator)
Marking Guide

Method marks (M) are awarded for knowing and using a correct method.
Accuracy marks (A) are awarded for correct answers, having used a correct
method.
(B) marks are independent of method marks.
(C) marks are for communication.

## Written by Shaun Armstrong

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## one 5p coin weighs 26 8 = 3.25 g

three 5p coins weigh 3 3.25 = 9.75 g

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A1

(a)

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(b)

## 3 inches 3 2.5 cm = 7.5 cm

82 mm = 8.2 cm
82 millimetres is the largest

M1

(a)

= (25 + 20) 30 = 45 30 = 15

M1 A1

(b)

C = 30t

B1

(c)

approx. t = 2.5

B1

(d)

if they think the job will take less than 2.5 hrs, Badri will
be cheaper, if more than 2.5 hrs, Martin will be cheaper B1

## 1st to 15th April = 15 days

16th April to 11th May = 15 + 11 = 26 days
12th May to 18th June = 20 + 18 = 38 days
15 0.50 + 26 0.80 + 38 1.20
= 7.50 + 20.80 + 45.60 = 73.90
Fran has not reached her target

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Total 2

Total 3

Total 5

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A1
C1

Total 4

[ use of correct number of days in months, valid method leading to consistent conclusion,
allow arithmetic slip ]
5

volume = 402 120 = 603186 cm3
1 cm3 = 1 ml so 1000 cm3 = 1 litre
needs 603.2 litres to fill barrel
time = 603.2 seconds = 10 minutes 3.2 seconds
so 10 minutes to nearest minute

## Churchill Maths Limited

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B1
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Total 5

e.g.

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x

12

12

y
12
11

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10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
4 3 2 1 O

4 x
Total 4

(a)

negative

B1

(b)

e.g.

B1

40
Cost of
Gas
Used
() 35
30

25

20

2
4
6
8
Mean Maximum Temperature (C)

10

(c)
* (d)

## e.g. 0.4 C is outside range of data

relationship may not be valid
3 3 + 4 6 + 5 10 + 6 7 + 7 4 + 8 1
= 9 + 24 + 50 + 42 + 28 + 8 = 161
mean max temp = 161 31 = 5.2 C (1dp)
using line of best fit
30 (from graph)

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M1
M1
A1 C1

Total 7

[clear evidence of using data to find mean and line of best fit to estimate cost of gas]
8

10

11

12

(a)

## other angles in triangle = 2 (180 32) = 74

x = 360 (2 32 + 2 74) = 360 212 = 148

(b)

## interior angle = 180 2y

exterior angle = 180 (180 2y) = 2y
360
180
no. of sides =
[=
]
2y
y

## one must = 78 (to be median)

total = 7 81 = 567
other must = 567 (69 + 106 + 51 + 89 + 72 + 78)
= 567 465 = 102

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M1 A1
M1
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Total 6

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(a)

2
3

(b)

1
50

(c)

(a)

0.7

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(b)

## = 0.3 0.4 = 0.12

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Total 3

B1
=

2
100

= 0.02

B1
[ or 4.5 10 3 ]

2+3=5
25000 5 = 5000
sales: first year = 10000, second year = 15000
600
600 as % of 10000 =
100% = 6%
10000
1200
1200 as % of 15000 =
100% = 8%
15000
ratio of profit as % of sales = 6 : 8 = 3 : 4

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Total 4

Total 3

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A1
M1

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Total 5

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(a)

* (b)

(i)

4p = 44
p = 11

M1
A1

(ii)

3 6y = 15 4y
12 = 2y
y = 6

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M1
A1

## let c = cost of cup of coffee and t = cost of cup of tea

4c + 2t = 11 (1)
2c + 4t = 10 (2)
e.g. (2) 2
c + 2t = 5 (3)
(1) (3) 3c = 6
c=2
sub (3)
2 + 2t = 5
2t = 3
t = 1.5
coffee 2, tea 1.50

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M1

A1
C1

Total 10

## [ appropriate mathematical method communicated and carried through to answer ]

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(a)

(b)

15

(a)

(b)
16

(i)

(0, 6, 4)

(ii)

B (5, 0, 8)
55 60
D( 2 , 2 ,

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08
2 )

= (5, 3, 4)

area of XS = (6 4) + ( 2 3 4) = 24 + 6 = 30
volume = 30 5 = 150 cm3
4 x 1 2 x 3
x 3x 1
4x4 2x6
6 x 10
=
=
x 3 x 1
x 3 x 1
=

2 2 x 3
2
=
2 x 32 x 3
2x3

## distance to airport < 37.5 miles

cost per mile < 1.65
total cost < 37.5 1.65
max cost = 61.87

17 * (a)

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Total 6

M1 A1
A1
M2 A1

Total 6

B1
M1
A1

## e.g. the sample will represent each group fairly

the manager can see how opinions vary between
the groups

Total 3

C1
C1

(b)

283

= 840 100
= 33.6... so 34

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A1

## Churchill Maths Limited

Total 4

18

19

20

(a)

= (1.05)3 2000
= 2315.25

(b)

(a)

8q(p 2q2)

(b)

x=

x
1
100

M2
A1

400

[ left ]

B1
B2

3 9 20
10
3 29
+ve soln =
= 0.839 (3sf)
10

P(AA) = P(CC) =
P(DD) =

3
10

2
9

4
90

2
10

2
10

P(2 same) = 2

Total 4

6
90

1
9

M1
M1 A1

1
9

+
10
90

21

M1
3
10

1
9

2
9

M1 A1
A1

Total 5

Total 4

50

Q
M1
100 km

45
B
AD = 100 cos 50 = 64.279
BD = 100 sin 50 = 76.604
CD = BD = 76.604
BC 2 = (76.604)2 + (76.604)2
BC 2 = 11736
BC = 11736 = 108.335
total = 100 + 108.335 + 76.604 + 64.279
= 349 km (3sf)

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A1
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Total 7