Maths (National 5 and Higher)

What is special about this course?

National 5 and Higher Maths are designed to develop logical reasoning, analysis, problem-solving skills, creativity, and the ability to think in abstract ways. National 5 Maths and Higher Maths use a universal language of numbers and symbols, which allows the communication of ideas in a concise, unambiguous, and rigorous way.

Entry requirements

National 5 Maths

  • National 4 Maths or equivalent qualifications and/or experience 
  • Candidates without achievement of National 4 Maths or equivalent qualification and/or experience will be asked to undertake a short skills profile test

Higher Maths

  • National 5 Maths or equivalent qualifications and/or experience 
  • Candidates without achievement of National 5 Maths or equivalent qualification and/or experience will be asked to undertake a short skills profile test

 

The courses aim to:

  • motivate and challenge students by enabling them to select and apply mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical and real-life situations
  • develop confidence in the subject and a positive attitude towards further study in mathematics
  • develop skills in manipulation of abstract terms to generalise and to solve problems
  • allow students to interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form: skills which are vital to scientific and technological research and development
  • develop students’ skills in using mathematical language and in exploring mathematical ideas
  • develop skills relevant to learning, life and work in an engaging and enjoyable way

Equipment

You will need access to a computer and wifi.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening
  • Online

Flexible – virtual tutorials, online resources and discussion boards


How long will my course last?


1 Academic Year

One academic session as evening class.


Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    Annually in early September.

    Fees

    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • Banking Customer Service Advisor
    • Credit Controller
    • Accounts Assistant
    • Finance Assistant
    • Data Analyst/Analytics Assistant
    • Trainee Data Scientist
    • IT Administrator

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.