This blog post was originally published on 18 January 2018.
Following the recent reforms in both GCSE and A Level maths, we are pleased to now bring you our revised Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Maths qualification. Developed in conversation with teachers and education stakeholders, you’ll discover the revised qualification continues to enrich students’ learning and understanding of GCSE (9-1) Mathematics content.
The revised Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Maths will have its first assessment in summer 2019.
The legacy Additional Maths was launched back in 2002. Since then it has grown to be an incredibly valued qualification, but recent educational reforms have brought in a need for revisions.
Care has been taken to ensure that Additional Maths is not an acceleration course covering the first part of the AS Maths course. Instead Additional Maths provides a Level 3 enrichment of GCSE (9–1) Mathematics, whilst at the same time providing a taster of A Level Maths and Further Maths.
Download the revised specification and sample assessment material.
Download the practice paper from Interchange.
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Steven joined OCR in July 2014 as a subject advisor, working on the GCSE, AS and A Level reform and leading the redevelopment of R449 Entry Level Certificate Mathematics and 6993 Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Mathematics.
Steven graduated in Material Engineering, and after an extensive period working and travelling around the world, including four years as a volunteer maths and science teacher with VSO, he gained a PGCE in secondary mathematics from Homerton College, Cambridge and has taught maths in a number of schools in UK and overseas.