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Edexcel GCSE Leader's use




Statistics
Paper 1H

HIGHER TIER

Specimen Paper
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Materials required for the examination Items included with these question papers
Ruler graduated in centimetres and Formulae…

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Edexcel Foundation

GCSE Statistics

Formulae Sheet

Higher Tier



å fx
Mean of a frequency distribution = .
åf


Mean of a grouped frequency å fx
= , where x is the mid-interval value.
distribution åf

Variance =
å (x - x) 2
n

éå x2 æ å x…

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Write down your answers in the spaces provided.
You must write down all stages in your working.
Section A

Answer ALL NINE questions.

1. The sequences of numbers given below are taken from a random number table. It is to be
used to simulate ten throws of an…

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3. In a study into smoking a doctor selected a sample of adult patients from those registered
with him and looked at their records to see to what degree they claimed to smoke.

(a) What is the population being studied?


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(b) If the doctor wished to…

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Edexcel GCSE Statistics: Specimen Paper 1H (Higher) Turn over

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5. The table shows the attitudes to the teaching of basic skills in State secondary schools in
1987. This was just before the national curriculum was introduced.

Attitudes to the teaching of basic skills in State
3.13 secondary schools: by age, 1987
Great Britain Percentages and numbers
How…

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The following statement is wrong:
"19% of those who said `very well' were 18 ­ 24 years old"

(c) Write down a correct version of this statement.

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(d) Describe briefly what the table shows about how attitudes to the teaching of basic skills
in state…

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6. The diagrams below show the distribution of the Golden Plover birds in the UK (Map A)
together with the maps B, C and D which show three possible factors that may influence
positively the distribution of Golden Plovers. Heavier shading implies greater density in
maps A and…

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7. The probability that a climber reaches the top of a particular crag when the ground is dry
underfoot is 4 5
. When the ground is wet underfoot, the probability that he reaches the top of
the crag is 10 . Past weather statistics from the crag…

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8. Mary is carrying out an investigation into the cost of food at her college canteen.

She asks people in the queue for canteen food

"Do you agree that canteen food is value for money?"

(a) Why is her sample of people likely to be biased?

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