National 5 Applications of Mathematics (Course Code: C844 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Applications of Mathematics?

Mathematics is important in everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world and manage our lives. You will learn how to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions.

You will develop the skills to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk, and make informed decisions. These skills will make you valuable to future employers.

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What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

Through real-life contexts, you will learn how to apply mathematical operational skills that are directly relevant to life and work. You will develop your mathematical reasoning skills, your creativity, and your ability to draw conclusions and make and justify decisions.

The course comprises six areas of study.

Numeracy skills

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Financial Skills

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Statistical skills

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Measurement skills

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Geometric skills

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Geographical data and probability skills

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How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment

The course assessment has two components totalling 90 marks:

The question papers will be set and marked externally by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across all course assessment components.

The course assessment is graded A–D.

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