So im in year 10 and my parents want me to get most grade 8 to 9s

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

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Original post by AnonymousTaken

So im in year 10 and my parents want me to get most grade 8 to 9s

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

This can be a further maths forum for anyone on the same boat as me lol

Original post by User1290

Is this AQA level 2 further maths?

Yes

Original post by AnonymousTaken

So im in year 10 and my parents want me to get most grade 8 to 9s

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

I did the L3 FSMQ (which I think is harder than the L2 FM GCSE) and I found that once I was on top of GCSE maths, it wasn't too hard. I would say it's less work than an unrelated extra GCSE so take it if you are currently working at a 7-9 level.

Original post by sdfj

I did the L3 FSMQ (which I think is harder than the L2 FM GCSE) and I found that once I was on top of GCSE maths, it wasn't too hard. I would say it's less work than an unrelated extra GCSE so take it if you are currently working at a 7-9 level.

Yeah thats what many people are saying- thanks so much

Original post by AnonymousTaken

Yeah thats what many people are saying- thanks so much

No problem

Original post by AnonymousTaken

Ive been chosen to do further maths and i dont want to spend my whole revision time mostly on further maths, Is it possible to get a 8/9 in further maths and if so, how? Any response is helpful

I did further maths but we only started in year 11 so I didn’t learn all of the content before sitting the exam. I would try and revise it amongst your other maths work, eg. Doing a past paper for maths and then adding a couple of further maths Qs at the end as that helps you get used to the question style and the longer exam too. I ended up getting a 9 in maths and a 7 in further maths as I neglected further maths a bit to get a 9 in normal maths. It’s a good gcse to have but isn’t the be all and end all, and doesn’t take the full revision time of a whole other GCSE. I hope this helps!!

First class maths on YouTube is great for videos on this i think, i watched some whilst revising topics that also were on the fsmq

Original post by AnonymousTaken

Yeah thats what many people are saying- thanks so much

I honestly would not bother with this level 2 qualification [not a GCSE] - it doesn't help with A level at all. In fact it includes topics not even in A level!

I teach Maths and we considered it but decided to spend more time on hard GCSE topics and let students focus on other subjects. We also do UKMT challenges ...

Original post by sdfj

I did the L3 FSMQ (which I think is harder than the L2 FM GCSE) and I found that once I was on top of GCSE maths, it wasn't too hard. I would say it's less work than an unrelated extra GCSE so take it if you are currently working at a 7-9 level.

FMaths is not a GCSE.

Original post by Muttley79

FMaths is not a GCSE.

I know it isn't. Where was it unclear in my original post? (so I can edit it)

Original post by sdfj

I know it isn't. Where was it unclear in my original post? (so I can edit it)

You wrote GCSE .. and both what you did and this are a complete waste of time.

Original post by Muttley79

You wrote GCSE .. and both what you did and this are a complete waste of time.

The FSMQ covers 1/5 of A-Level OCR content - I'm very glad I did it.

Also, please make your posts come across as more subjective. What's right in your experience isn't necessarily what everyone should do. I know that for me, the FSMQ was not a "complete waste of time."

Original post by sdfj

The FSMQ covers 1/5 of A-Level OCR content - I'm very glad I did it.

Also, please make your posts come across as more subjective. What's right in your experience isn't necessarily what everyone should do. I know that for me, the FSMQ was not a "complete waste of time."

Also, please make your posts come across as more subjective. What's right in your experience isn't necessarily what everyone should do. I know that for me, the FSMQ was not a "complete waste of time."

I'm an experienced Maths teacher and probably in a better position than a student to judge these things. If we felt they'd help we'd do them however our results match and exceed many schools at both GCSE and A level.Students get Oxbridge places every year. We have other ways of preparing for A level - it's not about knowing content it's about problem solving and being open to new approaches.

How do you know it's been of benefit? That's your opinion now but you can't compare to not having done this course. We've tried these courses and they honestly aren't worth it. I can assure you my school is not the only school doing this ...

Original post by Muttley79

I'm an experienced Maths teacher and probably in a better position than a student to judge these things. If we felt they'd help we'd do them however our results match and exceed many schools at both GCSE and A level.Students get Oxbridge places every year. We have other ways of preparing for A level - it's not about knowing content it's about problem solving and being open to new approaches.

How do you know it's been of benefit? That's your opinion now but you can't compare to not having done this course. We've tried these courses and they honestly aren't worth it. I can assure you my school is not the only school doing this ...

How do you know it's been of benefit? That's your opinion now but you can't compare to not having done this course. We've tried these courses and they honestly aren't worth it. I can assure you my school is not the only school doing this ...

I am almost certain it's a benefit as I breezed through the maths courses and am now on track for doing A-Level FM.

Original post by sdfj

I am almost certain it's a benefit as I breezed through the maths courses and am now on track for doing A-Level FM.

I absolutely agree with this. Fmsq is different to most of the level 2 maths qualifications as its level 3 so more difficult. Having got an A on it last year (same for sdfj) it covers a significant portion of the a level maths year 12 content. In my experience of my peers and years before mine, everyone who took it found it extremely helpful 🙂

Original post by sdfj

I am almost certain it's a benefit as I breezed through the maths courses and am now on track for doing A-Level FM.

To be fair you really don't know you wouldn't have breezed through it anyway - you have nothing to compare it with.

Original post by DerDracologe

I absolutely agree with this. Fmsq is different to most of the level 2 maths qualifications as its level 3 so more difficult. Having got an A on it last year (same for sdfj) it covers a significant portion of the a level maths year 12 content. In my experience of my peers and years before mine, everyone who took it found it extremely helpful 🙂

My students breeze through A level too ... at GCSE you are better looking at enrichment.

Original post by Muttley79

I honestly would not bother with this level 2 qualification [not a GCSE] - it doesn't help with A level at all. In fact it includes topics not even in A level!

I teach Maths and we considered it but decided to spend more time on hard GCSE topics and let students focus on other subjects. We also do UKMT challenges ...

I teach Maths and we considered it but decided to spend more time on hard GCSE topics and let students focus on other subjects. We also do UKMT challenges ...

Our school does both we have lessons in school that are dedicated to the harder gcses topics and after school sessionsfor just further topics

Some topics do come under a levels such as binomial expansion and the further spec helps A TON with as level aa said by my sister who has have first hand experience

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