Higher Mathematics

Start

19 Aug 2021

End

05 May 2022

Applications for 2021/2022 are now closed.Mathematics engages learners of all ages, interests and abilities. Learning mathematics develops logical reasoning, analysis, problem-solving skills, creativity and the ability to think in abstract ways. It is a universal language of numbers and symbols, which allows us to communicate ideas in a concise, unambiguous and rigorous way.The Higher Mathematics course develops, deepens and extends the mathematical skills necessary at this level and beyond. You will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for exploring mathematical ideas through symbolic representation and diagrams. In addition, you will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions.The Higher Mathematics course is made up of three units: Expressions and Functions:The general aim is to develop knowledge and skills that involve the manipulation of expressions, the use of vectors and the study of mathematical functions. You will cover aspects of algebra, geometry & trigonometry.Relationships and Calculus:The general aim is to develop knowledge and skills that involve solving equations and to introduce both differential calculus and integral calculus. You will cover aspects of algebra, trigonometry & calculus. Applications:The general aim is to develop knowledge and skills that involve geometric application, applications of sequences and applications of calculus. You will cover aspects of algebra, geometry & calculus. There are progress tests throughout the course. To gain the Higher Mathematics qualification, you must pass the final exam.NB: The purpose of this fact sheet is to give you an indication of the content of the course and also the level at which the course is set. Please read the fact sheet carefully and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the College.The College may make a change to a course where it is reasonable for the College to do so. A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses or the withdrawal of a course.If there is a change to a course you have either booked a place on, or expressed an interest in, the College will let you know as soon as possible. By booking a place or expressing an interest in a course, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.

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Qualifications

Higher Mathematics

Delivery

From 18:00 - 21:00 on Thursday evening for 33 weeks

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Entry requirements

It is important for students to consider the depth and breadth of this qualification in terms of academic demands therefore students would be advised to have previously passed National Level 5 Mathematics or an equivalent qualification.

Progression opportunities

This course may provide progression to:- Other qualifications in mathematics or related areas, for example Advanced Higher Mathematics, Advanced Higher Mathematics of Mechanics, Advanced Higher Statistics.- Further study, employment and/or training.

Assessments

There are progress tests throughout the course. To gain the Higher Mathematics qualification, you must pass the final exam. For the session 2021-22 the final exam marks and durations are: Paper 1 (55 marks) - 1 hour and 15 minsPaper 2 (65 marks) - 1 hour and 30 minutesCampus attendance required for all assessments.

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