Higher
Mathematics Unit 3: Applications

A detailed study of the applications of key mathematical concepts.

Overview

Why take this course?

This Unit forms part of the Higher Mathematics course but can also be studied as a stand alone Unit. The Higher Mathematics course enables learners to develop skills in selecting and applying mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations.

The general aim of this particular Unit is to develop knowledge and skills that involve geometric applications, applications of sequences and applications of calculus. These skills will enable progression to further learning and to employment. Learners will experience in-depth study of the ways in which mathematics describes our world, and become skilled in interpreting, analysing, communicating and managing information in mathematical form.

What you will experience

You will cover the use of mathematical operational skills linked to applications and use mathematical reasoning skills linked to applications. The main Outcomes in the Unit cover aspects of algebra, geometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

Student in library with pile of books

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course requires you to manage your workload independently, and will involve attendance at a campus or centre - often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

You will require National 5 Mathematics, relevant component units or an equivalent course.

What you will need

You will need a calculator for this course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This Unit forms part of the Higher Mathematics course but can be studied as a stand alone Unit. The Higher Mathematics course enables learners to develop skills in selecting and applying mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations.These skills will enable progression to further learning and to employment. Learners will experience in-depth study of the ways in which mathematics describes our world, and become skilled in interpreting, analysing, communicating and managing information in mathematical form.

Next steps

Education

At North East Scotland College

Progression to the Advanced Higher Mathematics course may be possible on successful completion of this course. 

Employment

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Availability

This course requires some attendance at College, often for assessment purposes only. Please enquire about expectations for your specific course when booking.

Attendance is usually at the Aberdeen City Campus or Fraserburgh Campus.

Duration Fees Code
40 Hours over 2 Months £139.00
YBHPP
-O171A
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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