Higher Mathematics

Recommended entry: This course is suitable for learners who are secure in their attainment of the National 5 Mathematics course or an equivalent qualification.

Skills, knowledge & understanding:
This course will develop learners’ ability to:

  • understand and use a range of complex mathematical concepts and relationships.
  • select and apply operational skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and statistics within mathematical contexts.
  • select and apply skills in numeracy.
  • use mathematical reasoning skills to extract and interpret information and to use complex mathematical models.
  • use mathematical reasoning skills to think logically, provide justification or proof and solve problems.
  • communicate mathematical information with complex features.

Progression: On successful completion of this course, the learner could progress to Advanced Higher Mathematics.

Useful Documents

Higher Mathematics Course Notes [PASSWORD PROTECTED]

SQA Past Papers

Higher Mathematics 2016

Higher Mathematics 2015

Marking instructions

Higher Mathematics 2016 Marking Instructions

Higher Mathematics 2015 Marking Instructions

Old Higher Past Papers

Useful Links

Maths Revision.com – Higher


BBC Bitesize – Higher Maths

DLB Maths – YouTube

Desmos Graphing Calculator