Higher (SCQF Level 6)




  • Highers, National Qualifications & Units
  • Science


  • Aberdeen Altens Campus

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.