Candidates may use either a scientific or a graphical calculator in the exam. Examiners will make every effort to ensure students with a graphical calculator do not have an unfair advantage in answering questions. New models are released frequently so awarding bodies do not provide a list of permitted calculators, instead, the rules regarding calculators are given in the JCQ's Instructions for Conducting Examinations. Most FSMQ students use the slightly higher specification scientific models that meet the minimum requirements for A Level Mathematics.
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- FSMQ: Can students take both AS Maths and FSMQ at the same time?
- FSMQ: What resources are available to private candidates?
- FSMQ: Where can I find resources for the FSMQ?
- FSMQ: Does the Level 3 FSMQ in Additional Maths attract UCAS Tariff points?
- FSMQ: Which grades are available for the FSMQ?
- FSMQ: What are the defined question ‘Command Words’?
- FSMQ: What type of calculator do I need?
- FSMQ: Is this Level 3 qualification included in performance tables?
- FSMQ: Do students need to study the FSMQ in order to progress to A Level Mathematics?
- FSMQ: What are the benefits of studying the FSMQ: Additional Mathematics qualification?