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GCSE BITESIZE examinations

General Certificate of Secondary Education

Specimen paper

MATHEMATICS
FOUNDATION TIER

Paper 1 Non-calculator

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes.

You must not use a calculator.

The maximum mark for this paper is 100.

Mark allocations are shown in brackets.

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Formulas sheet: Foundation Tier
You may use the following formulas:

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Area of a trapezium = (a+b)h
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Volume of prism = area of cross-section × length

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Answer all questions in the spaces provided.

1. (a) Work out 1,436 + 217

(b) Calculate 26 × 19

(c) Work out 110 ÷ 4 exactly

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2. (a) Write as a decimal.
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(b) Write 0.38 as a percentage.

(c) Write 36% as a fraction in its simplest terms.

(d) Write three hundred thousand in figures.

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(e) of…

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3.

(a) Write down the coordinates of the points A, B and C.

A (........ , ........) B (........ , ........) C (........ , ........)
(3 marks)

(b) Write down the coordinates of the point D, which
makes a rectangle with A, B and C.

D (........ , ........) (2…

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5. (a) Add one square to this pattern to give it one line of symmetry.

(1 mark)

(b) Draw one line of symmetry onto this pattern.

(1 mark)

(c) Name the shape that this pattern is a net of:

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6. (a) What is a six-sided polygon called?

(b) What is the total of its interior angles?

(c) If the polygon is regular, what is the size of each interior angle?

7. The chart shows the number…

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8. (a) Find the value of 3a + 2b when a = 6 and b = 5.

(b) Find the value of 2x² when x = 3

(c) Find the value of 5x - 3y when x = -2 and y =…

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9.

Choose the most appropriate answer from the list above:

(a) Weight of a man

(b) Length of a football pitch

(b) Height of a room

(c) Capacity of a glass

10. A ten-sided…

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11. The graph shows the motion of a high-speed model car.

(a) How far away from its starting point was the car after 7 seconds?

(b) How far did the car travel in the first 4 seconds?

(c) How fast did the…