National 5 Mathematics

Course Content

This course covers many different topics including algebraic operations, indices, surds, trigonometry, quadratics and functions. It comprises three units with an external exam in May. The course can be delivered during the day or evening (one session per week) at either Gardyne or Arbroath Campus or by distance learning. The course will be split into 2 parts - Preparation for National 5 Maths (Aug-Jan) and National 5 Maths (Jan-May). Learners must progress and achieve on the Preparation course to be allowed entry to part 2.

Entry Requirements

Standard Grade Mathematics at 3 or Intermediate 1 Mathematics (C10010) at Grade A or Intermediate 2 Mathematics (C10011)/National 5 (C74775) at Grade D or above or National 4 Mathematics (C74774). 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

Required for all primary and secondary teaching courses, many Engineering courses and some Social Work courses. Also sought after by employers and Higher Education institutions.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • 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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