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# Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Paper 2016 Unofficial Markscheme

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1. Mark scheme with mark worth of questions?
2. (Original post by vrajpatel)
Q1 750cm^3
Q2 too vague and no timeframe
The class is a small sample/biased
Q3 p^7
g^2
k^6
10-5m
n(n-7)
45
90
No not enough varnish cos she needs 50cm^2 but has 37.5cm^2
60
T=5x+20y
(-3,-2)
11 females
100-25pi
36%
I compared median, IQR and range
150
7x10^8
X<7
7/5
2 4/5 in mixed fraction form
4/5
x=-0.4 and 4.4
X=-1.1 and 5.1
X=-1.7 and 4.7
Angle MST 69
Probability is 0.04
X=2&6
a+b
-a+3b
3/4(a+b) for vector
Point s is on both lines and it is point where they intersect
100,25,4
Final questions is (3-root6)/12
Thanks this has boosted my confidence😊
3. If I got around 70 on this paper what would I need for a "a/a*"?
4. Thnx , I hope ur right !! 🙏🏻
(Original post by 34908seikj)
Yes, that's okay.
5. When will you have that done by?
6. For Question 19, on the markscheme, it says (4.4) and (-0.4) but the interval goes up by 1, so won't one square equal 0.2 units and make the answers (4.8) and (-0.8)? Just wondering..
And can anyone confirm if Question 2(b) is right because I can't seem to get it the way Mr. K did..
7. These are ROUGH grade boundaries;

A* ~ 78/100
A ~ 63/100
B ~ 48/100
C ~ 33/100
8. (Original post by MrJamerJamer)
If I got around 70 on this paper what would I need for a "a/a*"?
75+
9. LOOOOOOOL. My man Giovanni pasta linguini! How did you do?
10. Everything was going so nice and smoothly. And then Edexcel Maths had to happen. I feel so **** now! How am I meant to get prepared for my next exam when I'm experiencing post-maths exam depression!
I mean it was ok-ish, but then when you realise you made stupid STUPID mistakes and you're heart sinks...
I'm a failure.
Anyways, on the plus side we have a whole fresh set of 100 marks to gain. If all goes well, I shall be getting that C/B grade. That's all I want, that's all I need.
11. (Original post by Charlie223)
I think I got 67 anyone know what the grade boundaries are most likely going to be?
Think i got about 67 swell, hoping it will be an A

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL MARK SCHEME!

I got around 90-94/100 (I hope to do better on the Calculator Paper!!

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13. For the first question, it was rotate clockwise 90*, I vividly remember it. However, I messed up on the reflection of x=-1 and reflected it on the other line, god dammit.
14. Question 16 is 10^9 not 10^8

Since 6--3 = 9
15. (Original post by 34908seikj)
75+
These are ROUGH grade boundaries;
A* ~ 78/100
A ~ 63/100
B ~ 48/100
C ~ 33/100
16. (Original post by zoeolo)

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL MARK SCHEME!

I got around 90-94/100 (I hope to do better on the Calculator Paper!!

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*Unofficial lmao
17. (Original post by LogicalFallacy)
This is the completed mark scheme for the 26/05/2016 mathematics non-calculator paper.

If there are any mistakes, please tell me.

Reps would be appreciated, but are not necessary.
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Question 1. What is the volume of the prism? (2 marks)

Area of face = 30cm²
Length of prism = 25cm.

30cm² x 25cm = 750cm³

Question 2a. Reflect shape in line X = -1 (2 marks)

Attachment 538919

Accept correct reflection.

Question 2b. Rotate shape 90° anticlockwise. (2 marks)

Accept correct rotation.

Attachment 538937

Question 3. What is wrong with the questionnaire? Give two reasons. (2 marks)
Attachment 538813
'Too vague (i.e. not 1-2, 3-4 etc.)' and 'no time frame (i.e. not per week, per month, etc.)' are accepted.

Create a better survey for him to use. (2 marks)

Why is his maths class not a good sample? (1 mark)

'Too small' and 'may be biased' are accepted,

Question 4. Simplify.
P2 x P5 = P7 (1 mark)

G6 ÷ G4 = G2 (1 mark)

(K3)2 = K6 (1 mark)

Expand and simplify 3(m+4) - 2(m+1)

10-5m

Factorise n2 - 7n

n(n-7)

Question 5. Estimate 892 ÷ 18.9 (2 marks)
Round to 1 significant figure

900 ÷ 20 = 45

Question 6. A teacher is picked at random. 3/5 chance they are female. 36 are males. (3 marks)
How many teachers are there altogether?

2/5 of teachers are male. 36 are male.

2/5 of total = 36
2 x 18 = 36
18 x 2 = 90.
Answer is 90 teachers.

Question 7. Can the floor be varnished with 3 tins of 2.5 litre varnish and it is 5 m2 per litre. (5 marks)
Attachment 538829

2.5 m x 6 m = 15 m2
2.5 m x 6 m = 15cm2

10 m - (2.5 m - 2.5 m) = 5 m
6 m - 2 m = 4 m

5 m x 4 m = 20 m2

15 m2 + 15 m2 + 20 m2 = 50 m2

5 m2 per litre, 50 m2 ÷ 5 m2 = 10 litres

2.5 litres per tin, 3 tins, 3 x 2.5 = 7.5 litres.

Not enough, 7.5 litres is less than 10 litres.

Answer is 'not enough' with evidence.

Question 8. Spinner, spins 300 times.Answer is 60.

Question 9. 5 envelopes in small, 20 in large. What is total?

T = 5x + 20y

Question 10. Point is the midpoint. Where is the other end?Answer is (-3, -2)

Question 11. How many females visited the art gallery?66 students went on the trip.Males - Bowling - 4Females - Bowling - 6Total - Bowling - 10Males - Art Gallery - 9Females - Art Gallery - 11Total - Art Gallery - 20Males - Skating - 10Females - Skating - 26Total - Skating - 36Males - Total - 23Females - Total - 43People - Total - 66Answer is 11 females.

Question 12.Attachment 538769Area of square = 10cm x 10cm = 100 cm²Area of circle = π5² = 25π cm²Area of shaded = Area of square - Area of circle = 100 cm² - 25π cm² = 100 - 25π cm²

Question 13. What percent of his total spending is his rent now?

Question 14. Bisector of an angle
Attachment 538913

Correct perpendicular bisector of line
Attachment 538961

Question 15.

Compare median, interquartile range and range.

200 x 25% = 50
200 - 50 = 150

Last part, answer was 150.

Question 16. (3.5 x 106) ÷ (5 x 10-3)

7x108

Question 17a. Solve 3x - 5 < 16x < 7

Question 17b. Solve (11-w) ÷ 4 = 1 + w
w = 7 ÷ 5

Question 18(?).7/52 4/54/5

Question 19.

x = -0.4 or x = 4.4
x = -1.1 or x = 5.1
x = -1.7 or x = 4.7

Question 20. What is the angle?Angles in a triangle add up to 180°, base angles in an isosceles are equal.180° - 48° - 48° = 84°Angle at centre is twice angle at circumference.84° ÷ 2 = 42°Angles in a triangle add up to 180°, base angles in an isosceles are equal.(180° - 42°) ÷ 2 = 69°Answer is 69°.

Question 21. What is the chance of the match being cancelled when it does not rain?
Attachment 538811
0.8 x 0.05

Question 22. Solve X² = 4(X-3)²X² = 4[(X - 3)(X - 3)]X² = 4[X² - 3X - 3X+ 9]X² = 4[X² - 6X + 9]X² = 4X² - 24X + 360 = 4X² - X² - 24X + 360 = 3X² - 24X + 360 = 3[X² - 8x + 12]0 = 3[(X - 6)(X - 2)]X = 6 or X = 2

Question 24.
a + b

-a + 3b

¾(a+b)

Point S is on both lines and is the point at which the lines intersect.

Question 24.
Table - 100, 25, 4

Question 25.
Attachment 538759

(3-√6) ÷ 12

yh theres a mistake in q2 i think. the rotation you made is too high?
18. (Original post by Anonymous.H)
These are ROUGH grade boundaries;
A* ~ 78/100
A ~ 63/100
B ~ 48/100
C ~ 33/100
I disagree, they're way too low. The exam was pretty easy.
19. **** me, i dropped some silly marks! but overall i think i must have still got around 70, guess im going to have to boost it up with the calculator exam!
20. (Original post by 34908seikj)
You didn't simplify it full though and according to the teacher mark scheme you didn't need to simplify fully anyway so you might get full marks for it and 42 would be a C
Nah you'll lose a mark because 100-25pi isn't equivalent to 25 - 5pi. You took the correct answer and turned it into an incorrect one D:

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