National 5 Lifeskills Mathematics
This Course is valid from August 2013.
The National 5 Lifeskills Mathematics Course enables learners to apply mathematical ideas and strategies to managing finance, statistics, geometry and measurement in real-life contexts.
Updates and announcements
Printed copies of this special Curriculum for Excellence update letter will also be provided to centres.
Qualification content and delivery tools
The documents on this page are for teachers and lecturers.
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This explains the overall structure of the Course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.
Course Assessment Specification
This explains the structure of the Course assessment; including the type and method of assessment. It also includes information on Course coverage.
These provide an outline of what each Unit will cover within the Course and detail the Outcomes and Assessment Standards.
- Lifeskills Mathematics: Managing Finance and Statistics (National 5) Unit Specification
- Lifeskills Mathematics: Geometry and Measures (National 5) Unit Specification
Advice and guidance
Course and Unit Support Notes
These provide advice and guidance for teachers/lecturers on learning, teaching and assessment within the Course and its Units.
Specimen Question Paper and Marking Instructions
These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit from session 2013-14. These also include marking instructions.
- Lifeskills Mathematics: Paper 1 Specimen Question Paper National 5
- Lifeskills Mathematics: Paper 2 Specimen Question Paper National 5
- Lifeskills Mathematics National 5 Formulae List
- Guidance on the use of past paper questions for National 5 Lifeskills Mathematics
Hodder Education have produced sets of additional model papers. These include copies of the SQA specimen question papers and are available to buy now.
Unit Assessment Support
These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.