Mathematics - Part time Day Higher

What is special about this course?

Almost all topics in this course involve Algebra, and it is vital that applicants are comfortable with equations, brackets, factorising, indices and the rules for fractions and negatives. It is important that Higher Maths candidates devote regular time to revision and independent study outwith class.  You will be assessed through three internal assessments (NABs) in November, February and March with a final assessment by external exam in May subject to passing NABs.  A scientific calculator is needed for this course.  Students may be asked to purchase a textbook.

Entry requirements

Standard Grade 1 or 2; a C or above at Intermediate 2 Maths (Units 1,2,3 not units 1, 2, 4); a C or above at National 5 Maths; or an equivalent qualification (eg O Grade Maths) is needed for entry to this course.

If your Maths qualification is from more than 2 years ago, you may be asked to complete a workbook of Maths topics in order to assess your suitability for the level of course.

Only in exceptional cases will we consider applicants with no prior qualifications.  Applicants will be given a sheet of National 5 level questions to complete at interview

  • Algebra - Functions and graphs, sequences, quadratics and polynomials, log and exponential functions;
  • Geometry - Straight lines, circles and vectors;
  • Calculus - Differentiation, integration, further calculus;
  • Trigonometry - Trig graphs, Trig formulas and equations, wave function

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face to face teaching and independent study

How long will my course last?

30 Week

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course opens doorways for careers in Science, Medicine, Engineering, Finance, Actuarial work and other specialised areas.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2020/21

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.