Foundation Specimen Paper, Edexcel

Edexcel Specimen Paper - foundation level. Those doing foundation may want to download this, look at it, see what you can and cant do, or print it off and attempting it yourself.

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Surname Initial(s)
Centre Paper Reference
No.
Candidate Signature
No.
Paper Reference(s)
Examiner's use only
Edexcel GCSE Team Leader's use only
Mathematics
Paper 2 (Calculator)
Foundation Tier
Specimen paper
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Materials required for examination Items included with question papers
Ruler graduated in centimetres and Nil
millimetres, protractor, compasses,
pen, HB pencil, eraser, calculator.
Tracing paper may be used.
Instructions to Candidates
In the boxes above, write your centre number, candidate number, your surname, initials and signature.
Check that you have the correct question paper.
Answer ALL the questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper.
If you need more space to complete your answer to any question, use additional answer sheets.
You must NOT write on the formulae page. Anything you write on the formulae page will gain
NO credit.
Information for Candidates
The marks for individual questions and the parts of questions are shown in round brackets: e.g. (2).
There are 24 questions in this question paper. The total mark for this paper is 100.
There are 24 pages in this question paper. Any blank pages are indicated.
Calculators may be used.
If your calculator does not have a button, take the value of to be 3.142 unless the question
instructs otherwise.
Advice to Candidates
Show all stages in any calculations.
Work steadily through the paper. Do not spend too long on one question.
If you cannot answer a question, leave it and attempt the next one.
Return at the end to those you have left out.
This publication may be reproduced only in accordance with
Edexcel Limited copyright policy.
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GCSE Mathematics
Formulae: Foundation Tier
You must not write on this formulae page.
Anything you write on this formulae page will gain NO credit.…read more

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Answer ALL TWENTY FOUR questions.
Write your answers in the spaces provided.
You must write down all stages in your working.
1. A shaded shape has been drawn on the centimetre grid.
(a) (i) Find the area of the shaded shape.
................... cm2
(ii) Find the perimeter of the shaded shape.
.................... cm
(2)
(b)
The diagram shows a rectangle.
Draw the two lines of symmetry on the rectangle.
(2)
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2. (a) Write down the number shown by the arrow.
0
300 100
200
..........................
(1)
(b) Write down the number shown by the arrow.
3
2 4
..........................
(1)
(c) Find the number 38 on the number line.
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(d) Find the number 5.4 on the number line.
5
Mark it with an arrow ().
6
(1) Q2
7
(Total 4 marks)
3. Write down the mathematical name of each of these two 3-D shapes.
(i) (ii)
(i) ........................................ (ii) ........................................…read more

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4. Alex carried out a survey of his friends' favourite colours.
Here are his results.
Red Blue Yellow Blue Red
Green Red Blue Red Yellow
Red Blue Yellow Green Red
Yellow Red Red Blue Red
(a) Complete the table to show Alex's results.
Colours Tally Frequency
Red
Blue
Yellow
Green
(3)
(b) Write down the number of Alex's friends whose favourite colour was green.
..........................................
(1)
(c) Which was the favourite colour of most of Alex's friends?
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5. The table below shows the cost of three types of pen.
Gel pen £2.20
Fibre tip pen £2.05
Roller ball pen £2.60
Tim buys one fibre tip pen and one gel pen.
He pays with a £5 note.
(a) How much change should he get?
..........................
(4)
Mrs Holt wants to buy some roller ball pens.
She has £20 to spend.
(b) Work out the greatest number of roller ball pens she can buy.
..........................
(2)
Mr Davis buys 20 gel pens.…read more

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6. (a) The 1st even number is 2
(i) Find the 4th even number.
..........................
(ii) Find the 11th even number.
..........................
(2)
(b) Write down a method you could use to find the 200th even number.
.......................................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................................
(1)
Here are some patterns made with crosses.…read more

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7. The diagram shows a triangle drawn on a grid of centimetre squares.
A
(i) Give the special name of this type of triangle.
..........................................
(ii) Measure the size of the angle marked with the letter A.
....................... °
.
(iii) What type of angle have you measured?
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8. Helen writes down the reading on her gas meter on the first day of each month.
Reading on 1st January 2004: 3580 units
Reading on 1st February 2004: 3742 units
Gas is charged at 56p for each unit used.
(a) Work out how much Helen is charged for the gas used in January 2004.
£........................
(4)
In February 2004, Helen used 165 units of gas.
1
She used of these units in the first week.…read more

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