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Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (Linear) A* Paper (not for the faint hearted) Higher Tier Time: 2 hours

Materials required for examination Items included with question papers Ruler graduated in centimetres and Nil millimetres, protractor, compasses, pen, HB pencil, eraser. Tracing paper may be used.

Instructions to Candidates_____________________________________________________
Check that you have the correct brain power required to attempt this question paper.
Answer ALL the questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper.
You must NOT phone a friend or ask the audience.
Anything you write on the formulae page will gain NO credit.
If you need more space to complete your answer to any question, write smaller.

Information for Candidates____________________________________________________
The marks for individual questions and the parts of questions are shown in round brackets: e.g. (2).
There are 23 questions in this question paper. The total mark for this paper is 110.

Calculators must not be used unless the symbol appears

Advice to Candidates__________________________________________________________
Show all stages in any calculations – A* questions often require you to explain or prove something.
Work steadily through the paper. Do not spend too long on one question.
If you cannot answer a question, leave it, attempt the next one and try not to cry.
Return at the end to those you have left out.
Have a lie down afterwards to help recover.

GCSE A* Questions

Skill: Manipulate expressions containing surds

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