National 5 Applications of Mathematics

Course Specification (24/05/2023)

Explains the structure of the course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.

          May 2023

          May 2023

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Access all past papers by subject/level

Additional question papers resources

Illustrates the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers candidates will sit (includes marking instructions).

          August 2023

          August 2023


There were no exams in 2021. The 2020-21 question paper resources are, for most subjects, modified papers which reflect the modifications put in place for session 2020-21.

Understanding Standards (27/11/2023)

Examples of candidate evidence with commentaries

Webinar (recording)

Course assessment from session 2022-2023

Audio Presentation

Changes to Understanding Standards materials

Please note: Understanding Standards materials are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain up to date.

Course reports (14/09/23)

Provides information on the performance of candidates - which is useful to teachers, lecturers and assessors in their preparation of candidates for future assessment.

Course Reports

Formulae list and course support

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