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Sample Assessment Materials

Edexcel GCSE in
Mathematics B ­ Modular (2MB01)

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General Marking Guidance 2
Unit 1: Foundation Tier
Sample Assessment Material 3
Sample Mark Scheme 21
Unit 1: Higher Tier
Sample Assessment Material 27
Sample Mark Scheme 45
Unit 2: Foundation Tier
Sample Assessment Material 51
Sample Mark Scheme 67
Unit 2: Higher Tier
Sample Assessment Material 75

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General Marking Guidance

· 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…

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Write your name here
Surname Other names

Centre Number Candidate Number

Edexcel GCSE
Mathematics B
Unit 1: Statistics and Probability (Calculator)

Foundation Tier
Sample Assessment Material Paper Reference

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 5MB1/1F
You must have: Total Marks
Ruler graduated in centimetres and millimetres, protractor, compasses,
pen, HB pencil,…

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GCSE Mathematics 2MB01

Formulae: Foundation Tier

You must not write on this formulae page.
Anything you write on this formulae page will gain NO credit.

Area of trapezium = 2 (a + b)h h


Volume of prism = area of cross section × length section


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Answer ALL questions.

Write your answers in the spaces provided.

You must write down all stages in your working.

1 Hannah carried out a survey of 20 people at a Fitness Centre.
She asked them which activity they liked best.
Here are her results.

Gym Tennis Squash Swimming Gym

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2 Mandy lives in Weymouth.
She is planning a shopping trip to Bournemouth.
She will travel by train.
Here is part of the train timetable from Weymouth to Southampton and from
Southampton to Weymouth.

Weymouth to Southampton
Weymouth 0903 1003 1103 1203 1303
Dorchester 0913 1013 1113 1213 1313

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It takes Mandy 25 minutes to walk from home to the train station at Weymouth.
She wants to be in Bournemouth for 3 hours.
Plan a schedule for Mandy's shopping trip.


Mandy leaves home
Train departs Weymouth
Train arrives Bournemouth
Train leaves Bournemouth (Mandy comes home)
Train arrives Weymouth…

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3 The bar chart shows the numbers of bikes a shop sold on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday.

Number of
bikes sold

Wed Thurs Fri Sat

Michael started to draw a pictogram to show the same information.
He has shown the number of bikes sold on Wednesday.
Complete the pictogram.…

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4 Liam rolls an ordinary dice.
(a) On the probability scale below, mark with a cross ( ) the probability that he gets a
number less than 7

A bag contains 3 blue counters and 1 red counter.
Kenneth takes at random one counter from the bag.
(b) On…


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