Free-standing Mathematics Activities (FSMAs) for students using mathematics

Level 3 schemes of work

Free-Standing Mathematics Level 3 (Advanced) schemes of work

Level 3 (Advanced) courses are suitable for students who wish to pursue practical and relevant courses in mathematics to the same level as traditional GCE A-level mathematics.

FSMQs are equivalent in size to one-sixth of a full A-level and can be taken as separate qualifications to support the mathematical content of many other courses such as Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies, or BTECs.

FSMQs can be combined with other units to give an
AQA AS or A-level in Use of Mathematics

AQA are running two sets of courses - Legacy and Pilot – both of which are currently accredited until June 2014. Legacy FSMQs are the original FSMQs introduced in 2000. Pilot FSMQs and a full A-level in Use of Mathematics were introduced in 2009. Any centres wanting to take part in the pilot should contact AQA. More about the legacy and pilot courses.

These schemes of work summarise what is required for the AQA qualifications and give links to resources.
For all matters related to the specifications and the assessment you should refer to information from AQA.

AQA links 
AQA Legacy FSMQs
   
AQA Legacy AS level Use of Mathematics
    
AQA Pilot FSMQs and AS/A-level Use of Mathematics
  

Schemes of work 
L3 (legacy) FSMQ Working with algebraic and graphical techniques
 
L3 (legacy) FSMQ Modelling with calculus
 
L3 (legacy) FSMQ Using and applying decision maths
  
L3 (legacy) FSMQ Using and applying statistics

AS Use of Maths (legacy)

L3 (pilot) Algebra (cannot be taken as a separate FSMQ)   
L3 (pilot) FSMQ Data analysis
 
L3 (pilot) FSMQ Hypothesis testing
 
L3 (pilot) FSMQ Decision maths
 
L3 (pilot) FSMQ Dynamics
  
L3 (pilot) FSMQ Mathematical principles for personal finance
 
L3 (pilot) FSMQ Calculus

AS and A-level Use of Maths (pilot)