This blog was originally published on 9 April 2018.
Our popular Level 3 FSMQ has just been revised for first assessment in summer 2019, bringing in changes updating the qualification for today’s students following the recent reforms to GCSE (9-1), AS and A Level qualifications.
As with OCR’s reformed GCSE (9–1), AS and A Level Maths specifications, the revised FSMQ specification present the required content in an easy to interpret table structure, enabling the specification to serve as both a reference and as a teaching document.
Many teachers and other maths education stakeholders have contributed to the revision of this qualification. We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has completed a survey, given feedback or discussed this qualification with the subject advisor team in recent years.
Download the new mapping document showing the link between the revised Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Mathematics and the reformed GCSE (9‒1) and to the legacy 2002 FSMQ spec from Planning and teaching at www.ocr.org.uk/fsmq.
Download the revised specification and sample assessment material.
Download the practice paper from Interchange.
Delivery Guides for the entirety of the qualification are available from Planning and teaching at http://www.ocr.org.uk/fsmq. These guides will help you plan and teach the content of the qualification and each includes links to free online resources.
Book onto our Understanding the assessment: exams feedback for FSMQ webinar, or sign up for one of our free online Q&A webinar sessions at our CPD hub pages.
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Steven joined OCR in July 2014 as a Mathematics Subject Advisor. He has worked on the GCSE and A Level reform and led the redevelopment of R449 Entry Level Certificate Mathematics and 6993 Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Mathematics. Steven graduated in Material Engineering, and gained a PGCE in secondary mathematics from Homerton College, Cambridge, He has taught maths in the UK and overseas.