Advanced Higher (SCQF Level 7)


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Why take this course?

This unit forms part of the Advanced Higher Mathematics course but can also be studied as a stand alone unit. The Advanced Higher qualification enables learners to develop skills in selecting and applying complex mathematical techniques in a variety of situations requiring knowledge of mathematics. These skills will enable progression to further learning and to employment.

The general aim of the Unit is to develop advanced knowledge and skills that involve the application of algebra and calculus to real-life and mathematical situations, including applications of geometry. Learners will acquire skills in interpreting and analysing problem situations where these skills can be used.


What you will experience

You will cover the use of mathematical operational and reasoning skills relevant to applications of algebra and calculus.

The Outcomes cover the binomial theorem, the algebra of complex numbers, properties of functions, rates of change and volumes of revolution. Aspects of sequences and series are introduced, including summations, proved by induction.