Advanced Higher Mathematics (Course Code: C747 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics is important in everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives. Using mathematics enables us to model real-life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

You will also get to develop skills in the areas of algebra, geometry and trigonometry as well as learn elementary calculus.

The skills you learn in this course are useful in many careers involving engineering, medicine, technology, business and the physical sciences.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Mathematics: Methods in Algebra and Calculus (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

 The importance of logical thinking and proof is emphasised throughout this unit.

Mathematics: Applications of Algebra and Calculus (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Mathematics: Geometry, Proof and Systems of Equations (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of one component with a total of 100 marks:

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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