Mathematics Unit 4: Value Added Unit (National 4 Mathematics Test)

North East Scotland College


Off campus


This is the Added Value Unit of the National 4 Mathematics Course. The general aim of this Unit is to enable the learner to provide evidence of added value for the National 4 Mathematics Course through the successful completion of a test which will allow the learner to demonstrate breadth and challenge.

In the National 4 Mathematics Course, the Added Value Unit will focus on: breadth and challenge and the learner will draw on and apply the skills they have learned across the other three Units. This will be assessed through a test, which will offer opportunities to demonstrate the breadth of knowledge and skills acquired from across the Units of the Course, sometimes in integrated ways. As an aid to meeting these aims, skills in using a calculator will be developed and a calculator will be permitted in part of the test.

Entry Requirements

You will require completion of a National 3 Applications of Maths Course, relevant component units or an equivalent course.

Progression Routes

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to the National 5 level course.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 months


Highers, National Qualifications and Units

SCQF Level




Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General