National 5 Mathematics

Recommended entry: This course is suitable for learners who are secure in their attainment of the National 4 Mathematics course, or have equivalent qualification or experience.

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

  • understand and use mathematical concepts and relationships.
  • select and apply operational skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics within mathematical contexts.
  • select and apply skills in numeracy.
  • use mathematical models.
  • use mathematical reasoning skills to interpret information, to select a strategy to solve a problem, and to communicate solutions.

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


Useful Documents

National 5 Checklist

National 5 Mathematics Course Notes [PASSWORD PROTECTED]


SQA Past Papers

National 5 Mathematics 2016

National 5 Mathematics 2015

National 5 Mathematics 2014

Marking instructions

National 5 Mathematics 2016 Marking Instructions

National 5 Mathematics 2015 Marking Instructions

National 5 Mathematics 2014 Marking Instructions

Old Past Papers

Credit Past Papers
Intermediate 2 Past Papers


Useful Links

National 5 Maths.co.uk

BBC Bitesize – National 5 Maths

Maths Revision.com – National 5

DLB Maths – YouTube

Desmos Graphing Calculator