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GCSE Mathematics
Specimen Papers and Mark Schemes
For first teaching from September 2010
For first examination in Summer 2011
For first award in Summer 2012
Subject Code: 2210

Foreword
The awarding bodies have prepared new specifications to comply with revised GCSE criteria. The specimen examination papers accompanying new specifications are provided to give centres guidance on the structure and character of the planned examinations in advance of the first examination. It is intended that the specimen papers and mark schemes contained in this booklet will help teachers and students to understand, as fully as possible, the markers’ expectations of candidates’ responses to the types of questions set at GCSE level. These specimen papers and mark schemes should be used in conjunction with CCEA’s GCSE Mathematics specification.

GCSE Mathematics
Specimen Papers and Mark Schemes
Contents
Specimen Papers
Unit T1 Mathematics (Foundation Tier)
Unit T2 Mathematics (Foundation Tier)
Unit T3 Mathematics (Higher Tier)
Unit T4 Mathematics (Higher Tier)
Unit T5 Mathematics (Foundation Tier) Paper 1
Unit T5 Mathematics (Foundation Tier) Paper 2
Unit T6 Mathematics (Higher Tier) Paper 1
Unit T6 Mathematics (Higher Tier) Paper 2

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63
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93
107
121

Mark Schemes
General Marking Instructions
Unit T1 Mathematics (Foundation Tier)
Unit T2 Mathematics (Foundation Tier)
Unit T3 Mathematics (Higher Tier)
Unit T4 Mathematics (Higher Tier)
Unit T5 Mathematics (Foundation Tier) Paper 1
Unit T5 Mathematics (Foundation Tier) Paper 2
Unit T6 Mathematics (Higher Tier) Paper 1
Unit T6 Mathematics (Higher Tier) Paper 2

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149
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171
175

Subject Code
QAN

2210
500/7925/6

A CCEA Publication © 2010

You may download further copies of this publication from www.ccea.org.uk

SPECIMEN PAPERS DIVIDER PAPER FRONT

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SPECIMEN PAPERS DIVIDER PAPER BACK

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Centre Number
71
Candidate Number

General Certificate of Secondary Education
2011

Mathematics
For Examiner’s
use only
Question
Marks
Number

Unit T1
(With calculator)
Foundation Tier
[CODE]
SPECIMEN EXAMINATION PAPER
TIME
1 hour 30 minutes
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Write your Centre Number and Candidate Number in the spaces provided at the top of this page.
Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper. Answer all twenty five questions.
Any working should be clearly shown in the spaces provided since marks may be awarded for partially correct solutions.
You may use a calculator for this paper.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
The total mark for this paper is 100.
Figures in brackets printed down the right-hand side of pages indicate the marks awarded to each question or part question.
Functional elements will be assessed in this paper.
Quality of written communication will be assessed in questions 6 and 23. You should have a calculator, ruler, compasses and a protractor. The formula sheet is overleaf.

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Total
Marks

3

Foundation Tier Formulae Sheet
Area of trapezium = 1 (a + b)h
2

Volume of prism = area of cross section × length

4

Answer all questions
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(a)

Write 80% as a decimal
Answer _____________

[1]

Answer ___________ %

[1]

Answer_____________________

[1]

Answer_____________

[1]

Answer_____________

[1]

(b) Write 0.35 as a percentage

(c)

Write 48 million in figures

(d) 5729 people attended a football match.
Write the number 5729 to
(i)

the nearest 10

(ii) the nearest 100

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(a)

Find the next 2 terms in the sequence and explain the rule you used: 6,

11,

16,

21,

_____,

______

Rule _________________________________________________

[3]

(b) Find the next term in the sequence
0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.6, _______

[1]

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