Higher (SCQF Level 6)


  • Highers, National Qualifications & Units
  • Science

Why take this course?

This course is particularly suitable for candidates who have demonstrated an aptitude for National 5 Mathematics and are interested in developing mathematical techniques to use in further study or in the workplace.

Please note: if you have National 5 Application of Maths you will need further guidance prior to considering the course.

What you will experience

Course content includes:

  • 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 and 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.