APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS NATIONAL 5
SCQF Level 5
Social Sciences incorporating ICS

Course Overview
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This course explores the applications of mathematical techniques and skills in everyday situations including financial matters, statistics and measurement. The skills, knowledge and understanding you will learn on this course will support learning in other curriculum areas such as technology, health and wellbeing, science and social science. This is a challenging course and requires the ability to study independently. 


National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications, accredited by the SQA, are typically studied at high school and College. These qualifications act as pathways to further study including university entry. Edinburgh College offers a selection of subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level on a part-time basis. You may choose to study up to two subjects. 


Course Fees: £320 per subject. Fees will be confirmed when the application has been processed. 

What You Will Learn
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  • Analyse real-life situations and problems involving mathematics 
  • Identify valid mathematical operational skills to tackle real-life problems 
  • Select and apply numeracy skills 
  • Select and apply skills in finance, statistics, measurement, geometry, graphical data and probability 
  • Use mathematical reasoning skills to draw conclusions or justify decisions 
  • Communicate mathematical information in an appropriate way 
Entry Requirements
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  • National 4 Mathematics (or equivalent) 
  • Applicants should identify clearly the reason for studying their chosen subject in their course application 
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be assessed through two question papers on the breadth of knowledge and skills you have acquired across the course 
  • Use of a calculator will be permitted in one of the question papers 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • You may be invited to sit a diagnostic test to assess your knowledge and suitability for the course 
Career Opportunities
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Further study towards careers in teaching or social work.


National 5 Applications of Mathematics is accepted for entry to most  post graduate primary teaching courses. However, please check with the university you are considering applying to that this qualification will be accepted as an alternative to National 5 Mathematics.

Number Of Days Per Week
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  • 1 evening class per week ( 3 hours ) at Sighthill campus
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation


Higher and National 5 Timetable
Applying for Higher and National 5s

Online applications for Advanced Higher/Higher/National 5 courses will open online on 6 August (SQA Exam Results Day). All applicants who meet the entry requirements following exam results will be guaranteed a place. 


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