This qualification consists of three units and a final 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.
The exam in May covers everything you've done in the course, so it shows that you've understood what you've learned while working towards your qualification and can put it in context. The exam also helps to decide what grade you get for the course.
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.
Prelim Examination: There are two prelim examinations. The first covers the work of Units 1 and 2. The other covers the work of Unit 3 and you sit this if your previous Prelim is successful.
External Examination: The morning examination is in May. This is set by SQA and you sit it at the same time as all students in Scotland.
Unit 1 - Expressions and Formulae
Unit 2 - Relationships
Unit 3 - Applications