# OCR Additional Maths or AQA Further Maths

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Hello All,
Quick question, what is the difference between OCR Additional Maths and AQA Further maths and which one should I choose. I'm targeted for a Grade 9 in GCSE EDEXCEL maths and planning to do maths as an A-level. I really enjoy Numeracy, Algebra and Line graphs. However, I'm not particularly a big fan of Geometry and Lengthy Word Problems. I think I'm pretty good at maths with some rooms of improvement.

I'm struggling to chose which FSMQ I should do. Can any of you give me any suggestions?

Kind Regards

Hanying
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2 years ago
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(Original post by HxTrinity)
Hello All,
Quick question, what is the difference between OCR Additional Maths and AQA Further maths and which one should I choose. I'm targeted for a Grade 9 in GCSE EDEXCEL maths and planning to do maths as an A-level. I really enjoy Numeracy, Algebra and Line graphs. However, I'm not particularly a big fan of Geometry and Lengthy Word Problems. I think I'm pretty good at maths with some rooms of improvement.

I'm struggling to chose which FSMQ I should do. Can any of you give me any suggestions?

Kind Regards

Hanying
I'm doing OCR Additional Maths as the FSMQ, and although I'm not doing Further Maths AQA, I've looked over the specification. In OCR we cover a lot of GCSE's topics in greater detail such as algebra, surds, geometry etc, like in the AQA Further Maths. However AQA Further Maths only covers differentiation in Calculus, whereas in OCR we do both differentiation and integration, as well as kinematics, which is much more A level content. We also do Logarithms, Combinations and Permutations which are not in the AQA Further Maths specification I have seen. The only thing in AQA's which isn't in OCR's in Matrix multiplication. In general there is just a lot more stuff in OCR than in AQA, and you must also consider that AQA's will change after this year, so if you are in Year 10 deciding which FSMQ to do in Year 11(which I am assuming you are correct me if I'm wrong), would mean that you would have to do a new specification with no resources, whereas the OCR AddMaths course has now updated resources to include a textbook studying the entire specification.

However, this is just my opinion from what I have seen of the AQA Further Maths Specification details on the AQA website 2012-19 I don't have any experience of it, however I can tell you that the OCR Further Maths is a very good way of understanding important A level concepts. Good luck choosing.
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(Original post by Zoqua)
I'm doing OCR Additional Maths as the FSMQ, and although I'm not doing Further Maths AQA, I've looked over the specification. In OCR we cover a lot of GCSE's topics in greater detail such as algebra, surds, geometry etc, like in the AQA Further Maths. However AQA Further Maths only covers differentiation in Calculus, whereas in OCR we do both differentiation and integration, as well as kinematics, which is much more A level content. We also do Logarithms, Combinations and Permutations which are not in the AQA Further Maths specification I have seen. The only thing in AQA's which isn't in OCR's in Matrix multiplication. In general there is just a lot more stuff in OCR than in AQA, and you must also consider that AQA's will change after this year, so if you are in Year 10 deciding which FSMQ to do in Year 11(which I am assuming you are correct me if I'm wrong), would mean that you would have to do a new specification with no resources, whereas the OCR AddMaths course has now updated resources to include a textbook studying the entire specification.

However, this is just my opinion from what I have seen of the AQA Further Maths Specification details on the AQA website 2012-19 I don't have any experience of it, however I can tell you that the OCR Further Maths is a very good way of understanding important A level concepts. Good luck choosing.
Thank you for the response. I do understand that Additional Maths has a lot more context however, do you think that I would be able to learn this stuff within two years? Also is this a revision book for the FSMQ OCR Additional Maths:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Free-St...y&sr=8-1-fkmr1

Kind Regards

Hanying
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2 years ago
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(Original post by HxTrinity)
Thank you for the response. I do understand that Additional Maths has a lot more context however, do you think that I would be able to learn this stuff within two years? Also is this a revision book for the FSMQ OCR Additional Maths:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Free-St...y&sr=8-1-fkmr1

Kind Regards

Hanying
I've been studying AddMaths for less than a year and I can solve pretty much every question in the practice papers, it really isn't as hard as you think, provided you have a very strong base in GCSE Maths.
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