There are three weeks in which you can take the FMC at a time to suit your school;
The week beginning 17th June, 24th June , the week beginning 1st July 2019.
Packs cost £10.00 plus VAT charged at 20%.
There is an additional postage cost of £1.50 (exc. VAT) per order for the FMC.
Each pack purchased contains 10 question papers – this is enough to enter 10 pupils. We regret that we cannot offer smaller packs or single papers.
You should place your order using the online order form on this website. You are given the option to pay by credit/debit card using our secure payment processor SagePay, or by invoice – please provide a purchase Order number and a separate email address for your finance department.
We track all packs so do not panic! 2019 packs will be dispatched on 3rd June. You need to let us know by 10/06/2019 if your packs have not arrived and we should be able to track them down for you. Before contacting the FMC Office, please make sure that you have checked that your order has been sent and you have the confirmation email. Generally we find packs have been received by the school but not passed to the contact teacher so please check this is not the case before contacting us here.
No. Photocopying the FMC paper is not allowed, they are protected by copyright held by The Mathematical Association. If you need to purchase extra papers please call us to arrange this on 0116 2210014
As soon as possible after your pupils have sat the paper. An online form will be available on the FMC site.
If you have a pupil who is allowed extra provisions in formal testing then we will allow the same provision for that child taking part in the FMC. If you are unsure give us a call on 0116 2210014.
Yes. We are happy to receive orders from overseas schools. There will be an extra postage cost for these orders to cover the tracking cost. Packs are posted out by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed, International Signed For, or International Tracked postage, if you would prefer your order to be sent by courier please contact us for an individual price prior to placing your order.
Yes. Please call or email us to let us know that you are placing a second order otherwise it may be classed as a duplicate order and deleted.
As we are giving schools a three week period in which to do the paper, we would ask that you do not post any content from the paper on any social media platforms during this time. We are happy for you to post the front page but please make sure this is all! After the Challenge has taken place you can post as you wish, but please respect the schools who may not have had a chance to take part until the last day.
Yes please! As this is the FMC pilot year we will actively encourage all schools to send us as much feedback and photos of their pupils enjoying the Challenge as possible.
If you give your permission we will use your photos on our website and in our advertising where appropriate.