Higher Maths

Course Content

Topics covered include: calculus, vectors, trigonometry, polynomials, circles, logarithms & exponentials. Three internal units with an external exam in May. The course can be delivered during the evening or by Distance Learning. The course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for Higher Mathematics (Aug-Jan) and Higher Mathematics (Jan-May) - learners must progress and achieve on the Preparation course to be allowed entry to part 2. 

Entry Requirements

Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 1, or Intermediate 2 Mathematics (C100 11) at Grade A, or National 5 Mathematics (C747 75) at Grade A, or Higher Mathematics (C100 12) at Grade D or above. These qualifications must have been achieved at the first time of sitting. 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

A pass in Higher Mathematics can open up many opportunities for learners; it is often an essential pre-requisite for entry to university in many areas.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    22 Aug 2022

  • 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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