Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

Using Nuffield Mathematics resources with FSMQs

FSMQs are part of the National Qualifications Framework in England and are used outside the traditional GCSEs, AS and A levels (hence the Free-Standing). FSMQs are available at three levels and are offered by two awarding bodies, AQA and OCR. A typical FSMQ requires 60 guided learning hours.

FSMQs are designed to appeal to post-16 students but are also suitable for students across a wider age-range. The Use of Mathematics FSMQs are accredited by Ofqual for all age groups.


AQA have decided to discontinue FSMQs and A level Use of Mathematics. The last exams will be in the June 2018 series. 

Until then schemes of work linking to the relevant Nuffield Mathematics resources are available for AQA FSMQs.