ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (AS) General Certificate of Education 2011
Mathematics Assessment Unit C1
Module C1: AS Core Mathematics 1
THURSDAY 26 MAY, MORNING
Standardising Meeting Version
GCE ADVANCED/ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (AS) MATHEMATICS Introduction The mark scheme normally provides the most popular solution to each question. Other solutions given by candidates are evaluated and credit given as appropriate; these alternative methods are not usually illustrated in the published mark scheme. The marks awarded for each question are shown in the right hand column and they are prefixed by the letters M, W and MW as appropriate. The key to the mark scheme is given below: M W indicates marks for correct method. indicates marks for working.
MW indicates marks for combined method and working. The solution to a question gains marks for correct method and marks for an accurate working based on this method. Where the method is not correct no marks can be given. A later part of a question may require a candidate to use an answer obtained from an earlier part of the same question. A candidate who gets the wrong answer to the earlier part and goes on to the later part is naturally unaware that the wrong data is being used and is actually undertaking the solution of a parallel problem from the point at which the error occurred. If such a candidate continues to apply correct method, then the candidate’s individual working must be followed through from the error. If no further errors are made, then the candidate is penalised only for the initial error. Solutions containing two or more working or transcription errors are treated in the same way. This process is usually referred to as “follow-through marking” and allows a candidate to gain credit for that part of a solution which follows a working or transcription error. Positive marking: It is our intention to reward candidates for any demonstration of relevant knowledge,...