SCQF LEVEL 6 - HIGHER
Mathematics engages learners of all ages, interests and abilities. Learning mathematics develops logical reasoning, analysis, problem-solving 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.
1 Year full time/
6 periods per week
There is no coursework element which counts towards the overall grade.
Non calculator paper
No cost although pupils will require a scientific calculator
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:
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
An ‘A’ or ‘B’ pass at National 5 Mathematics is required.
what will you get?
Passes are graded from A-D.
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
There are many careers in which mathematics is used and the skills developed in the study of maths is highly desirable, including:
Electrical, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Banking, Pensions & Finance
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.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.
Logan - S6
I chose higher maths mainly to support my career choices. It is definitely a big step up from National 5 and therefore requires full commitment. I would recommend the course because it goes into much finer detail than National 5 and I can definitely see how it would help me in the future. There is no shame in doing the course over 2 years, because you won’t be alone.
Jess - S5
I chose higher maths since it’s useful to have for uni if you haven’t taken a science at higher. Most subjects at uni need one science or maths. It is rewarding once you get used to the individual topics. Keep all N5 notes since not every aspect is revised and you need to remind yourself of them.