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Higher Mathematics

Higher Mathematics

This page is for the existing National Qualification Higher Mathematics Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Higher Courses.

The Higher Course in Mathematics develops learners’ mathematical rigour and the ability to use precise and concise mathematical language assumes a particular importance at this stage.

Candidates who complete a Higher Mathematics course successfully are expected to have a competence and a confidence in applying mathematical techniques, manipulating symbolic expressions and communicating with mathematical correctness in the solution of problems.

The course has obvious relevance for candidates with interests in fields such as commerce, engineering and science where the mathematics learned will be put to direct use.

The Higher Mathematics Course is at SCQF level 6.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

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