Higher Applications of Mathematics (Course Code: C844 76)

SCQF Level 6 (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?

The Higher Applications of Mathematics course develops, deepens and extends the operational and reasoning skills necessary for solving problems. Through real-life contexts, you acquire and apply mathematical and statistical skills directly relevant to life and work, and learn about how mathematics affects the world you live in.

The course comprises four areas of study.

Mathematical Modelling

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Statistics and probability

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Planning and decision making

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How will I be assessed?

The course assessment has two components totalling 110 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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What can I go on to next?

If you complete this course successfully, it may lead to:

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