Highers and Nationals

Higher Mathematics


Available at Motherwell


This qualification consists of three units and an external exam. Each of the units counts as a qualification in its own right (they are called National Units), so even if you don't pass the whole course you still get credit for the units you have successfully achieved.

Prelim Examination

There are two prelim examinations. The first covers the subjects from Units 1 and 2. The other covers the subjects from Unit 3 and is complete if your previous Prelim is successful.

External Examination

The afternoon examination is in May. This is set by SQA and you sit it at the same time as all students in Scotland.

Please note that this course will run for 1 evening per week until the 2nd semester and then it will run for 2 evenings per week.

Course Information

  • Standard Grade Mathematics at Credit Level
  • Intermediate 2 Mathematics (Unit 1,2 & 3) Int 2 preferably A or B award
  • National 5 preferably A or B award

Mathematics 1

Straight Lines

Functions and Graphs



Mathematics 2

Polynomials and Quadratics




Mathematics 3


Further Calculus

Exponentials and Logarithms

The Wave Function

Mathematics is relevant to most career choices, in particular to Training & Employment careers paths in:

  • Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Computing and ICT
  • Construction

Classes Available



  • Cost
  • £370
  • Days
  • 2 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 05 Sep 2019 - 08 May 2020
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00