The assessment requirements for all SQA Mathematics levels are detailed in the tables below:

Subject Name |
Mathematics |

Subject Level |
Advanced Higher |

What is the 2020-21 course structure? (eg Course Theory & Practical Assignment) | Classwork assessed by exam paper |

How many formal assessments are expected between March and June? | 6 assessments (this makes up 2 complete pieces of evidence, each consisting of Paper 1 and Paper 2a and 2b) |

Are assessments long or short? | Long (split into parts to fit into double periods) |

Likely Duration | Paper 1 – 1 hour
Paper 2a – 1 hour Paper 2b – 1 hour |

Exam formality | Formally supervised under exam conditions |

How much of the 2020-21 revised course will be covered by this/these assessments? | 100% of the 2020-21 revised course (i.e. excluding optional content) |

What % of the 2019-20 course does this represent? | approx 85% (15% removed by SQA for 2020-21 through optional content) |

Topics expected in the assessment(s) | All taught content (i.e. with exception of optional content that has been removed – Arithmetic & Geometric Progression, Summation Formulae, Maclaurin Expansion, Proofs) |

Assessment Format | 3 papers:
Paper 1 (non-calculator, 35 marks, 1 hour) Paper 2a (calculator, 30 marks, 1 hour) Paper 2b (calculator, 30 marks, 1 hour) |

Are there any additional assessed components? (eg practical assignment) | No |

How are these to be assessed? | Teacher graded, based on submitted assignment |

In terms of grading, what is the balance of each component | 100% exam |

Subject Name |
Mathematics |

Subject Level |
Higher |

What is the 2020-21 course structure? (eg Class Theory & Practical Assignment) | Classwork assessed by exam paper |

How many formal assessments are expected between March and June? | 4 (2 x paper 1 and 2 x paper 2 – making two complete pieces of evidence) |

Are assessments long or short? | Long (marks and durations adjusted to fit into double periods) |

Likely Duration | Paper 1 – 75 mins
Paper 2 – 75 mins |

Exam formality | Formally supervised under exam conditions |

How much of the 2020-21 revised course will be covered? | 100% of the 2020-21 revised course (i.e. excluding optional content) |

What % of the 2019-20 course does this represent? | approx 85% (content removed – Circles, Logs & Exponentials) |

Topics expected in the assessment(s) | All taught content |

Assessment Format | 2 papers:
Paper 1 (non-calculator, 55 marks, 75 mins) Paper 2 (calculator, 55 marks, 75 mins) |

Are there any additional assessed components? (eg practical assignment) | No |

How are these to be assessed? | Teacher graded, based on submitted assignment |

In terms of grading, what is the balance of each component | 100% exam |

Subject Name |
Mathematics |

Subject Level |
National 5 |

What is the 2020-21 course structure? (eg Class Theory & Practical Assignment) | Classwork assessed by exam paper |

How many formal assessments are expected between March and June? | 4 (2 x paper 1 and 2 x paper 2 – making two complete pieces of evidence) |

Are assessments long or short? | Long (marks and durations adjusted to fit into double periods) |

Likely Duration | Paper 1 – 75 mins
Paper 2 – 80 mins |

Exam formality | Formally supervised under exam conditions |

How much of the 2020-21 revised course will be covered? | 100% |

What % of the 2019-20 course does this represent? | 100% |

Topics expected in the assessment(s) | All content |

Assessment Format | 2 papers:
Paper 1 (non-calculator, 50 marks, 75 mins) Paper 2 (calculator, 45 marks, 80 mins) |

Are there any additional assessed components? (eg practical assignment) | No |

How are these to be assessed? | Teacher graded, based on submitted assignment |

In terms of grading, what is the balance of each component | 100% exam |

Subject Name |
Applications of Mathematics |

Subject Level |
National 5 |

What is the 2020-21 course structure? (eg Class Theory & Practical Assignment) | Classwork assessed by exam paper |

How many formal assessments are expected between March and June? | 4 (2 x paper 1 and 2 x paper 2 – making two complete pieces of evidence) |

Are assessments long or short? | Long (marks and durations adjusted to fit into double periods) |

Likely Duration | Paper 1 – 65 mins
Paper 2 – 83 mins |

Exam formality | Formally supervised under exam conditions |

How much of the 2020-21 revised course will be covered? | >90% (content not covered – Pie Charts, Scale Drawing, Planning a Navigation) |

What % of the 2019-20 course does this represent? | >90% |

Topics expected in the assessment(s) | All taught content |

Assessment Format | 2 papers:
Paper 1 (non-calculator, 45 marks, 65 mins) Paper 2 (calculator, 45 marks, 83 mins) |

Are there any additional assessed components? (eg practical assignment) | No |

How are these to be assessed? | Teacher graded, based on submitted assignment |

In terms of grading, what is the balance of each component | 100% exam |