MATHS
SCQF LEVEL 6  HIGHER
Mathematics engages learners of all ages, interests and abilities. Learning mathematics develops logical reasoning, analysis, problemsolving skills, creativity, and the ability to think in abstract ways. It uses a universal language of numbers and symbols, which allows us to communicate ideas in a concise, unambiguous and rigorous way.
QUALIFICATION
Higher Mathematics
DURATION
1 Year full time/
6 periods per week
COURSEWORK
There is no coursework element which counts towards the overall grade.
EXAM
Non calculator paper
1hr 30min
Calculator paper
1hr 45min
COST
No cost although pupils will require a scientific calculator
TEACHERS
There are 8 teachers in the faculty, all of who can teach this course
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
Higher Mathematics enables pupils to build on their previous mathematical experience in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and introduces them to elementary calculus. The study of mathematics provides pupils with many valuable skills and is often very important when seeking employment or entry to higher education.
Pupils will cover a variety of topics under the headings of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Introduction to Calculus. The emphasis is very much on using mathematical techniques to solve real life problems. Weekly homework serves the purpose of consolidating key techniques and processes.
The core textbook is TeeJay Higher Maths pupil book.
In addition, the following websites provide extra revision materials:
KEY FACTS
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
entry requirements
An ‘A’ or ‘B’ pass at National 5 Mathematics is required.
what will you get?
Passes are graded from AD.
progress
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
EMPLOYMENT
There are many careers in which mathematics is used and the skills developed in the study of maths is highly desirable, including:

Accountancy

Electrical, Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Actuarial Work

Banking, Pensions & Finance

Medicine

Air Traffic Control
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
STUDENT STORIES
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.