Higher Maths

Course Content

The course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for Higher Mathematics (August - January) and Higher Mathematics (Jan - May). Learners must progress and achieve on the Preparation course to be allowed entry to part 2. 


  • Distance learning (6-8 hours per week self-study) or
  • One evening per week (6-9pm) plus 2-3 hours per week of self-study
  • Tutor support


Topics covered include: calculus, vectors, trigonometry, polynomials, circles, logarithms & exponentials. 

Entry Requirements

  • National 5 Mathematics at Grade A or B
  • Some applicants will be required to pass a diagnostic test

Method of Assessment

  • Internal assessment and external exam (undertaken on campus)
  • A satisfactory mark must be achieved in the prelim to be presented for the 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

    21 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level

    6

  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • Course Fee

    £400

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