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1. Can somebody explain what the FSMQ is and what it covers? Is it hard and can you get an A or A* by being diligent and patient with your studying of it?
2. Well, firstly, no, you can't get A*- it only goes up to A. And yes, it is hard, but you get the hang of it, and from experience it's nearly essential if you want to do A Level Further maths or IB Higher maths.
3. (Original post by maninblack00)
Can somebody explain what the FSMQ is and what it covers? Is it hard and can you get an A or A* by being diligent and patient with your studying of it?
Hi,

I did the FSMQ (OCR Additional Mathematics) and covered:

- Coordinate geometry
- Basic differentiation and integration
- Some kinematics (SUVAT equations, applications of calculus for non-constant acceleration)
- Binomial expansion (and binomial distribution in statistics)
- Linear programming
- Further trig (identities, solving trig equations)
- 3d trig (can't remember if this was also in GCSE though)
4. It's not absolutely essential for Further Maths
5. Ad maths is a piece of cake. Got an A.

Left the exam 15 mins early and left 2 questions out, I didn't even study for it.

Having said that the cie ad maths, and edexcel igcse further maths are much more rigorous.
6. (Original post by 16Characters....)
Hi,

I did the FSMQ (OCR Additional Mathematics) and covered:

- Coordinate geometry
- Basic differentiation and integration
- Some kinematics (SUVAT equations, applications of calculus for non-constant acceleration)
- Binomial expansion (and binomial distribution in statistics)
- Linear programming
- Further trig (identities, solving trig equations)
- 3d trig (can't remember if this was also in GCSE though)
Thahnk youuu

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