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# Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Paper 2016 Unofficial Markscheme

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1. Question 6- 18x5=90
2. (Original post by blueribbons99)
Do u think I would get a mark for putting 100-25PIE all over 4 i put stupidly as I assumed it was the same as a past question

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Honestly don't know, might get a mark for method (getting the 100-25pi) but that's about it.
3. If I get between 50-55 on this paper could I still get an a overall and how many marks would I need. Did so bad on this paper and don't know why because it wasn't even that bad. Also anyone have any good revision tips for the calculator paper as I need to do good on it
4. (Original post by Joshu19)
I think I got 64 what would I need to get a an A Or A*
A is usually high 60's
5. (Original post by esmeralda123)
what grade do you think 146/200 would be?
An A

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6. (Original post by Azarhuntttt)
If I get between 50-55 on this paper could I still get an a overall and how many marks would I need. Did so bad on this paper and don't know why because it wasn't even that bad. Also anyone have any good revision tips for the calculator paper as I need to do good on it
If you get 100 in calc that's 155, best case scenario, which depending on grade boundaries MIGHT get you an A
7. (Original post by Milly09025)
Really?? I remember a past paper (2012) I think & it was 62 for a C. Are you sure 67 is an A? It seems like quite low for an A.
I'm sure for a C, it is around 32 marks
per paper

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8. Link doesn't load on my phone or computer. Waited 10 mins for it to show up but it doesn't!

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9. With harsh marking i got 83%. Will that be enough for an A*?
10. (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? (3 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.

Rotate at (0, 1)

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) (1 mark)

10-5m

Factorise n2 - 7n (2 marks)

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.

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. (3 marks)

Question 9. 5 envelopes in small, 20 in large. What is total? (3 marks)

T = 5x + 20y

Question 10. Point is the midpoint. Where is the other end? (2 marks)

Question 11. How many females visited the art gallery? (4 marks)
66 students went on the trip.
Males - Bowling - 4
Females - Bowling - 6
Total - Bowling - 10

Males - Art Gallery - 9
Females - Art Gallery - 11
Total - Art Gallery - 20

Males - Skating - 10
Females - Skating - 26
Total - Skating - 36

Males - Total - 23
Females - Total - 43
People - Total - 66

Question 12. (3 marks)
Attachment 538769
Area of square = 10cm x 10cm = 100 cm²
Area of circle = π5² = 25π cm²

Area 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? (3 marks)

Question 14. Bisector of an angle (2 marks)
Attachment 538913

Correct perpendicular bisector of line (2 marks)
Attachment 538961

Question 15.

Compare median, interquartile range and range. (3 marks)

200 x 25% = 50
200 - 50 = 150

Last part, answer was 150. (2 marks)

Question 16. (3.5 x 106) ÷ (5 x 10-3) (2 marks)

7x108

Question 17a. Solve 3x - 5 < 16 (2 marks)

x < 7

Question 17b. Solve (11-w) ÷ 4 = 1 + w (3 marks)
w = 7 ÷ 5

Question 18.

2 4/5 (3 marks)

4/5 (3 marks)

Question 19.

x = -0.4 or x = 4.4
x = -1.1 or x = 5.1 (3 marks)
x = -1.7 or x = 4.7 (3 marks)

Question 20. What is the angle? (5 marks)
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°

Question 21. What is the chance of the match being cancelled when it does not rain? (5 marks)
Attachment 538811
0.8 x 0.05

Question 22. Solve X² = 4(X-3)² (3 marks)

X² = 4[(X - 3)(X - 3)]

X² = 4[X² - 3X - 3X+ 9]

X² = 4[X² - 6X + 9]

X² = 4X² - 24X + 36

0 = 4X² - X² - 24X + 36

0 = 3X² - 24X + 36

0 = 3[X² - 8x + 12]

0 = 3[(X - 6)(X - 2)]

X = 6 or X = 2

Question 23. (6 marks)
a + b

-a + 3b

¾(a+b)

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

Question 24. (4 marks)
Table - 100, 25, 4

Question 25. (3 marks)
Attachment 538759

(3-√6) ÷ 12

question 12 - could I have factorised? I said 5(20-5pi) I believe?
11. (Original post by Teenw123)
I harshly marked myself and got 99, whoops I should have checked my work again silly me. Hopefully I get 100 next test
Thats amazing! Ive learned my lesson to always do practice papers. Tbh, i was rushing towards the end cuz i did really long methods ( long division).
12. (Original post by 34908seikj)
If you get 100 in calc that's 155, best case scenario, which depending on grade boundaries MIGHT get you an A
actuall A is between 120-130
13. Yeah 75% as it was was anything above the lower quartile
14. (Original post by ankurmahto1)
With harsh marking i got 83%. Will that be enough for an A*?
yes if you maintain an 83% on calc
15. (Original post by ankurmahto1)
With harsh marking i got 83%. Will that be enough for an A*?
Maybe but only just i would say

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16. (Original post by blueribbons99)
An A

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would i scrape an A?
how much is it for a*?
17. Can you do a foundation one please
18. (Original post by blueribbons99)
Maybe but only just i would say

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thanks
19. (Original post by Mahrez)
actuall A is between 120-130
oh I didn't know that, even better though!
20. (Original post by jhuk510)
question 12 - could I have factorised? I said 5(20-5pi) I believe?
is it okay if i simplified it to -4pi
would i get marks?

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