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Sample Assessment Materials

Edexcel GCSE in Statistics (2ST01)
Inside this Sample Assessment Materials pack you’ll find:

• Accessible papers to help you and your
students prepare for the assessment

• Clear and concise mark schemes to • Supported controlled assessment

let you know what the examiners are looking for

information including sample tasks and assessment criteria to share with students.

Issue 3 February 2010

Welcome to the GCSE 2009 Statistics Sample Assessment Materials Issue 2 As a result of feedback from centres we have made changes. This version is Issue 2 and key changes are indicated by a sideline. The sample assessment materials have been developed to give you and your students a flavour of the actual exam papers and mark schemes so they can experience what they will encounter in their live assessments. They feature:

• Accessible papers using a mixture of question styles. We’ve worked • Clear and concise mark schemes for each paper outlining what • Supported controlled assessment, including sample controlled

hard to ensure the papers are easy to follow with an encouraging tone so that the full range of students can show what they know.

examiners will be looking for in the assessments, so you can use the sample papers with students to help them prepare for the real thing.

assessment materials to show you the sort of activity students will undertake. Used in conjunction with the guidance in the Teacher’s Guide, these samples will help you manage the controlled assessment in your centre and help students achieve their best.

Our GCSE 2009 Statistics qualification will be supported better than ever before. Keep up to date with the latest news and services available by visiting our website: www.edexcel.com/gcse2009

Contents
General Marking Guidance Unit 1F: Foundation Tier
Sample Assessment Material Sample Mark Scheme 5 29

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Unit 1H: Higher Tier
Sample Assessment Material Sample Mark Scheme 41 65

Unit 2: Sample Controlled Assessment Material
Theme: Estimation Theme: Human Body Assessment Criteria 81 97 113

Edexcel GCSE in Statistics

Sample Assessment Materials

© Edexcel Limited 2008

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General Marking Guidance
x x x x x All candidates must receive the same treatment. Examiners must mark the first candidate in exactly the same way as they mark the last. Mark schemes should be applied positively. Candidates must be rewarded for what they have shown they can do rather than penalised for omissions. Examiners should mark according to the mark scheme not according to their perception of where the grade boundaries may lie. There is no ceiling on achievement. All marks on the mark scheme should be used appropriately. All the marks on the mark scheme are designed to be awarded. Examiners should always award full marks if deserved, i.e. if the answer matches the mark scheme. Examiners should also be prepared to award zero marks if the candidate’s response is not worthy of credit according to the mark scheme. Where some judgement is required, mark schemes will provide the principles by which marks will be awarded and exemplification may be limited. When examiners are in doubt regarding the application of the mark scheme to a candidate’s response, the team leader must be consulted. Mark schemes will indicate within the table where, and which strands of QWC, are being assessed. The strands are as follows: i) ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate so that meaning is clear ii) select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to purpose and to complex subject matter iii) organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate. x x Crossed out work should be marked UNLESS the candidate has replaced it with an alternative response. Types of mark o o o M marks: method marks A marks: accuracy marks B marks: unconditional accuracy marks (independent of M marks)

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