Algebra Award Sample Paper

This is a level 2 and level 3 sample paper for the algebra award taken from the edexcel website.

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Edexcel Awards
Mathematics
Sample Assessment Materials
Edexcel Level 2 Award in Algebra (AAL20)
Edexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra (AAL30)
For first teaching from October 2012
Pearson Education Limited is a registered company number 872828 with its registered office at Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE

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Contents
General Marking guidance .................................................................................. 3
Level 2 ............................................................................................................
Level 2 Paper .................................................................................................. 5
Level 2 Mark scheme ......................................................................................... 21
Level 3 ............................................................................................................
Level 3 Paper ................................................................................................. 27
Level 3 Mark scheme .........................................................................................…read more

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EA033597 ­ Sample Assessment Materials ­ Edexcel Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Algebra
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NOTES ON MARKING PRINCIPLES
1 Types of mark
M marks: method marks
A marks: accuracy marks
B marks: unconditional accuracy marks (independent of M marks)
2 Abbreviations
cao ­ correct answer only ft ­ follow through
isw ­ ignore subsequent working SC: special case
oe ­ or equivalent (and appropriate) dep ­ dependent
indep - independent
3 No working
If no working is shown then correct answers normally score full marks, unless indicated
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Ignoring subsequent work
It is appropriate to ignore subsequent work when the additional work does not change
the answer in a way that is inappropriate for the question: e.g. incorrect cancelling of a
fraction that would otherwise be correct
It is not appropriate to ignore subsequent work when the additional work essentially
makes the answer incorrect e.g. algebra.
Transcription errors occur when candidates present a correct answer in working, and
write it incorrectly on the answer line; mark the correct answer.…read more

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Write your name here
Surname Other names
Centre Number Candidate Number
Edexcel Award
Algebra
Award in Algebra
Level 2
Calculator NOT allowed
Sample Assessment Material Paper Reference
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes AAL20/01
You must have: Total Marks
Ruler graduated in centimetres and millimetres, pen, HB pencil,
eraser.
Instructions
· Use black ink or ball-point pen.
· centrethe
Fill in boxes at the top of this page with your name,
number and candidate number.
· Answer all questions.…read more

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Answer ALL questions.
Write your answers in the spaces provided.
You must write down all stages in your working.
1 Pencils are sold in packets of 4 and boxes of 12.
Box of
12 pencils
Packet of 4
Didi buys p packets of pencils and b boxes of pencils.
Write an expression, in terms of p and b, for the number of pencils Didi bought.
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The nth term of a sequence is given by the expression 6n ­ 5
(a) Write down the first two terms of the sequence.
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(2)
Here are the first five terms of another sequence
5 9 13 17 21
(b) Write down an expression, in terms of n, for the nth term of this sequence.
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Solve + 6 = 15
2
x = ..............................................................
(2)
(b) Solve 6p ­ 5 = 3p + 13
p = ..............................................................
(2)
(c) Solve 3(t + 5) = 10
x = ..............................................................…read more

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