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Mathematics Higher

(SCQF level 6)

Adult Learning and Supported Programmes, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

1st Sep 2020, 32 weeks

Day(s):

Tuesday

Time:

18:00 - 21:00

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Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 425

Overview

This fast track course, suitable for you if you have the National 5 Mathematics course or an equivalent qualification. You will develop skills in selecting and applying mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations. These skills will enable progression to further learning and employment. You will experience an in-depth study of the ways in which mathematics describes our world, and become skilled in interpreting, analysing, communicating and managing information in mathematical form. 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

  • National 5 qualification in Mathematics or relevant component units.

What you study

You will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for exploring mathematical ideas through symbolic representation and diagrams. In addition, you will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions. 

The topics you will cover on the course are as follows:

Mathematics: Expressions and Functions (Higher)

The general aim is to develop knowledge and skills that involve the manipulation of expressions, the use of vectors and the study of mathematical functions. You will cover aspects of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

Mathematics: Relationships and Calculus (Higher)

The general aim is to develop knowledge and skills that involve solving equations and to introduce both differential calculus and integral calculus. You will cover aspects of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

Mathematics: Applications (Higher)

The general aim is to develop knowledge and skills that involve geometric applications, applications of sequences and applications of calculus. You will cover aspects of algebra, geometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

Exam preparation is central to the course.  The external exam takes place in May 2021. 

After the course

Careers

This course or its units may provide progression to:

  • other qualifications in Mathematics or related areas.
  • further study, employment and/or training.

Teaching

Assessment methods

There are progress tests throughout the course. To gain the Higher Mathematics qualification, you must pass the final course exam. This final exam is marked externally by SQA. Your exam fee is included in the cost of this course. There are no units on this course.

Additional Information

Materials

Books

There will be some copies of these in the library for you to borrow, but we recommend that you also wish to have your own copies.

  • Heinemann Higher Mathematics Student Book, 2nd edition
  • Revise for Heinemann Higher Mathematics Revision Book - 2nd edition

Past Papers

You can download past papers from the SQA website.

Essential Equipment

  • An individual A4 folder and writing pad insert
  • Graph paper insert pad
  • Pencils, eraser
  • Scientific calculator 
  • A Helix Geometry set 
  • Full 360 Protractor

Suggested equipment 

  • Graphical calculator

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

Alternative Dates and Times

Days(s) Time Dates Duration Duration Course
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00 2nd Sep 2020 - 12th May 2021 32 weeks 32 weeks View »
  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    1st Sep 2020, 32 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Tuesday
    Time:
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 425