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Applications Of Mathematics (National 5)

(SCQF level 5)

Adult Learning and Supported Programmes, Faculty of Education and Society

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Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

31st Aug 2017, 27 weeks

31st Aug 2017, 27 weeks

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 308

Overview

This fast track course prepares you to think through real-life situations involving mathematics. It develops your confidence in handling information and mathematical tasks in your personal life and in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those who require an alternative to National 5 Maths for entry to courses e.g.  primary teaching, social work, and nursing.

As this is a fast track course, it is best suited to independent, self-motivated students who can work to a fast schedule, and dedicate 3-6 hours per week outside college to self-study every week!

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following:

  • Broad experience in Maths.
  • Standard Grade Maths 3 or 4.
  • National 4 Maths.
  • National 4 Lifeskills Maths.
  • Intermediate 1 Maths at A or B.

What you study

You will study Maths in real-life contexts, in the areas of finance, statistics, data management, measurement and geometry.  This will equip you with the mathematical skills and knowledge you need in your everyday life and at work.

Exam preparation is central to the course.  The external exam takes place in May 2018. 

As this is a fast track course, you will need to dedicate 3-6 hours per week in self-study in addition to class attendance. 

After the course

Careers

  • Other qualifications in mathematics or related areas 
  • Core Skills Numeracy Unit (SCQF level 6) 

These skills can also support progression into Skills for Work Courses, National Progression Awards and National Certificate Group Awards.

NB This qualification is not accepted for entry to Higher Maths (as the Applications of Mathematics course has no algebra or trigonometry).

Additional Information

Materials

Please obtain the following before the start of the course. Amazon is a good source for these.

Essential Books

  • National 5 Lifeskills Maths 2016-17 SQA Past Papers with Answers Paperback – 28 Oct 2016 by SQA (Author) 
  • National 5 Lifeskills Maths Student Book (Student Book) Paperback – 22 Apr 2015 by Craig Lowther (Author), Harden (Author), Jenny Smith (Author), Judith Barron (Author), Leckie and Leckie (Author) 

Essential Equipment

  • An individual A4 folder and writing pad insert
  • Graph paper insert pad
  • Black, blue, red pen(s)
  • Scientific calculator (preferably CASIO but your preference is fine)
  • A Helix Geometry set 

You may be required to obtain other resources later in the course.

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2017, 27 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 308