Higher Applications of Mathematics

Course Content

The course enables learners to gain the recognised SQA National Qualification Higher Applications of Mathematics. It covers the following units: Mathematical Modelling; Statistics & Probability; Finance and Planning & Decision Making. The course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for Higher Maths (Aug-Jan) and Higher Application of Maths (Jan-May). Learners must progress and achieve on the Preparation course to be allowed entry to part 2.

Entry Requirements

National 5 Mathematics or National 5 Applications of Mathematics at Grade A, Intermediate 2 Mathematics at A, Standard Grade Credit Mathematics at 1. Entry to the course may also be subject to successful completion of a diagnostic test and one-to-one interview.

Method of Assessment

Internal assessment & external exam (at college or SQA approved centre). Learners must achieve a satisfactory mark in the prelim exam to sit final exam.

Future Prospects

Progresses from National 5 Applications of Mathematics. It is a Level 6 Mathematics qualification. This course can be used for entry to university courses that ask for Higher qualifications as entry requirements.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    21 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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