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Thoughts on OCR FSMQ Additional Maths/Add. Maths 2018 watch

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    Hello! I just stumbled across a discussion of the summer 2017 group of Additional Maths students and couldn't help but wonder how many of you out there are doing Add. Maths this academic year....Tell me all about how you're finding it now, how you're getting through or doing this qualification and what grade you hope to get...Also, if anyone already has this qualification I would love to know your thoughts on it!

    I'll start with my story...
    My maths teacher thought it would be a good idea to teach this qualification whilst reinforcing learning on our actual Edexcel curriculum which we have finished...We haven't done too much of it but I'm finding it pretty easy because it's basic algebra application which I'm good at...I'm hoping to get a B but an A would be nice too
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    I saw that thread and was looking for a similar one for this year! My school is still teaching the Edexcel content, so we're doing it 1 lesson after school every week. I missed the first 6 lessons since they only invited the set 1s to do it and I'm set 2, but my friends in set 1 were doing it so I asked the teacher if I could join and he was fine with that. I've caught up on the topics they've done off YouTube and the revision guide (differentiation and integration), which I found pretty straightforward.

    In my first lesson last week, we started working on polynomials (division and factor theorem so far), and that was cool. Just for context, I had an expected grade of a 4 halfway through year 10 when I was in set 3 and I got a high 6 (halfway into a 7 by the new grade boundaries) in the end of year 10 mocks since I actually started working and through that, I found that I really enjoy maths, hence why I'm now doing add maths (which I find wayyyy more interesting than GCSE maths). I'm currently going through all of the content that I didn't listen to in class from GCSE maths in preparation for the winter mocks, to see if I can get into set 1 (apparently I beat all the set 2s in the end of year 10 mocks so it could be possible).

    I hope to get a grade A, and if I put enough time into it, I should be able to get that. I want to do maths, further maths and physics at A level, so getting a grade A in add maths and an 8/9 in GCSE maths is important to me.
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    did the fsmq in 2016 (i feel old) and it helps so much with a level maths, you cover most of the pure stuff then a little mechanics and stats. i really enjoyed it
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    (Original post by Vanilla Cupcake)
    did the fsmq in 2016 (i feel old) and it helps so much with a level maths, you cover most of the pure stuff then a little mechanics and stats. i really enjoyed it
    Glad to know it helps with A level maths!
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    There is a discussion thread for the 2018 exam here if anyone wants to join It's fallen quite far down the list of threads so it would be lovely if some of you went and revived it!
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    (Original post by solareclipse.)
    Hello! I just stumbled across a discussion of the summer 2017 group of Additional Maths students and couldn't help but wonder how many of you out there are doing Add. Maths this academic year....Tell me all about how you're finding it now, how you're getting through or doing this qualification and what grade you hope to get...Also, if anyone already has this qualification I would love to know your thoughts on it!

    I'll start with my story...
    My maths teacher thought it would be a good idea to teach this qualification whilst reinforcing learning on our actual Edexcel curriculum which we have finished...We haven't done too much of it but I'm finding it pretty easy because it's basic algebra application which I'm good at...I'm hoping to get a B but an A would be nice too
    what man tingin on bout. Me ons for full marks innit bruv and get thems a-levels to earn mad moneys
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    After having read the replies, it seems I have a similar experience to some of you guys.

    Half of my year group in year 9 were selected to take IGCSE Maths in yr 10, and I just missed out because of my less than stellar grade in the Add Maths paper (B/C ). So in yr 10 I had to work really hard and I got really good grades, so my maths teacher asked me if I was interested in taking Add Maths in yr 11.

    Anyway fast-forward to this year, and I've been taking 1 lunchtime class every Tuesday for the whole of first term. It's rather nerve-racking as we're supposed to get to the standard of the accelerated classes by February half-term for our mock, and we've had miss 3 or 4 classes because of illness, lack of teacher etc. So our teacher ends up giving out mounds of tasks for us to do, so it proves to be a really labour intensive course. With incredible luck I might get an A, but tbh I won't be upset if I land a solid B.
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    FSMQ is great fun! Did it last yr and got 92/100
 
 
 
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