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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




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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 ......................................................................................... 43




EA033597 ­ Sample Assessment Materials ­ Edexcel Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Algebra 1…

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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)…

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6 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…

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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
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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…

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3 The nth term of a sequence is given by the expression 6n ­ 5
(a) Write down the first two terms of the sequence.

........................... ...........................

(2)
Here are the first five terms of another sequence

5 9 13 17 21
(b) Write down an expression, in terms of…

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x
5 (a) Solve + 6 = 15
2




x = ..............................................................
(2)
(b) Solve 6p ­ 5 = 3p + 13




p = ..............................................................
(2)
(c) Solve 3(t + 5) = 10




x = ..............................................................
(3)

(Total for Question 5 is 7 marks)




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