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Welcome to the February edition of Total Maths

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Total Maths.

Read on for the latest information on maths qualifications, plus an exclusive 20% discount off the new Additional Maths textbook.

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Maths Newsletter Feb
Summer 2019 series entries deadline
OCR Maths Exam

Please note that the deadline for making entries and arranging access arrangements for general qualifications in the summer 2019 series is Thursday 21 February.

General information on access arrangements can be found on our website.

Our latest blog by Subject Advisor Steven Walker also looks at arrangements that centres may wish to consider, specifically regarding the use of technology for external examinations in mathematics.

View the exam timetable

Upcoming maths networks

Join us for a free maths network meeting this term to hear the latest qualification information and network with local centres.

Maths networks

At these networks we’ll be reviewing and discussing student performance in the recent A Level and GCSE (9-1) Mathematics assessments to identify areas to improve student performance, plus taking a look at the new Functional Skills qualifications.

Book onto an upcoming network

Level 3 FSMQ Additional Maths textbook and resources
Additional Maths textbook

The textbook for the revised Level 3 FSMQ Additional Maths will be published by Hodder Education later this month.


  • clear introductions to every topic
  • hundreds of exercises to bridge the gap from KS4-5
  • worked examples and expert guidance
  • free schemes of work that link to Integral

Visit their website to order and view two sample sections plus a new practice paper.

Readers of Total Maths can get 20% off until 1 March 2019 when entering the code WG0007694 at the checkout. Terms & conditions apply.

A zip folder of 7 Section Check In tests is now available to download from the qualifications page under 'Support materials'.

Free resources are also available from MEI through Integral.

Find out more about FSMQ

Reformed Functional Skills materials now available

Content mapping guides have now been published for the reformed Functional Skills qualifications, mapping the new Functional Skills content to both the legacy Functional Skills content and to the Adult Core Curriculum content.

A mapping resource to the GCSE (9-1) Mathematics content will be published shortly.

Maths Functional Skills

Draft Sample Assessment Materials for the reformed qualifications have now been published

If you deliver or are interested in the redevelopment of Functional Skills qualifications then we have some free webinars coming up, which will introduce the new content and assessment requirements. The next one is on Thursday 14 March.

Discover more about Functional Skills

Core Maths pre-release documents
Core Maths

For the summer 2019 series, the pre-releases for H866/01, H866/02 and H867/01 will be available from Interchange on 15 March 2019.

For the summer 2020 series, please be aware that the Statistical Problem Solving (H867/02) data set for June 2020 that was originally posted on the qualification page in September 2018 has been amended.

View amended data set and SIU

New A Level Maths Practice Papers - set 4

Practice Papers (set 4) for A Level Mathematics A (H240) and B (MEI) (H640) are now available on Interchange.

Additional A Level Further Mathematics Practice Papers (set 3) are currently in the process of being finalised.

The A Level Maths and Further Maths September 2018 Practice Papers are now available in ExamBuilder.

A Level maths practice papers

All our Practice Papers contain entirely new material written specifically for these new qualifications.

For more information and direct links to the Practice Papers, please see our Practice Papers blog.

Read our Practice Papers blog

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