Calculus (9998)

We have carefully considered the future of our level 3 qualifications in the light of government changes to A-levels, and have decided not to continue with our Calculus FSMQ.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series, with a final re-sit opportunity in June 2019.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our new Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies, which is available now, or our new AS level in Maths, which will be developed for first teaching in September 2017.  

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below.


Calculus 9998 is an A2 standard level 3 Free-Standing Maths Qualification (FSMQ). FSMQs are qualifications aimed at both pre-16 and post-16 students, but are accredited for all age groups. This particular FSMQ is part of a pilot and students can either take this alongside other qualifications or combine this with other pilot FSMQs and core units to achieve the A-level Use of Maths.

Calculus is assessed by one exam of one hour. Calculators are allowed.

This FSMQ allows students to:

  • apply their mathematical knowledge to the real-life situations used in the examination paper
  • demonstrate their ability to use differentiation, integration, differential equations
  • investigate the use of numerical methods to find gradients and evaluate integrals.

Students who study this FSMQ can use this qualification to complement their studies in other A-levels, for example: Business Studies, Economics and the Sciences.


Related specifications

This specification is only available to schools and colleges registered for the pilot. To register, please contact us.


Codes and references

Qualification type Pilot Advanced Level FSMQs
Specification title Calculus
Specification code 9998

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