Maths SCQF Level 6

Develop your mathematical rigour and ability to use precise and concise mathematical language.


Why take this course?

This course is designed for those who already have a good understanding of maths, but wish to extend their mathematical knowledge and understanding further.

What you will experience

Higher Maths involves the following topics:

  • Straight lines, algebra, sets & functions, graph of functions, trigonometry (graphs and equations), recurrence relations, calculus: differentiation
  • Polynomials, quadratic functions, calculus: integration, 3D trigonometry, addition formulae, circle
  • 2D & 3D vectors, further calculus, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric waves

 There is an external examination which is completed in May. There are two papers taken on one day - one paper must be completed without the use of a calculator, while the use of a calculator is allowed in the second paper.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are National 5 Maths (grade A or B), Intermediate 2 Maths (must include units 1, 2 & 3) or Standard Grade Maths (level 1).

Students cannot book onto the course without an authorisation slip which can be obtained from Gillian Cunningham.

What you will need

Students are required to have a copy of the Leckie & Leckie Higher Maths text.

What you need to know

Next steps




Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

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