Maths National 5 Evening


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Learning mathematics will help you to develop logical reasoning, analysis, problem-solving skills, creativity, and the ability to think in abstract ways.

It uses a universal language of numbers and symbols, which allows us to communicate ideas in a concise and unambiguous way.

The skills, knowledge and understanding you will gain will support learning in technology, health and wellbeing, science, and social studies.


Level SCQF 5


  • Online, Monday evenings 6-9pm
  • Optional tutorial 5-6pm
  • This course is open to the public

Location Online Blended Learning

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Mathematics at National 5 builds on the skills already achieved at lower levels.

You will cover the following:

Numeracy including: simplification, working with positive and negative indices, percentages, fractions etc

Algebra including: factorising, quadratic equations, equations of the straight line, simultaneous equations, formulae etc

Geometry including: Pythagoras’ theorem, properties of shapes, circle geometry, angles, vectors etc

Trigonometry including: graphs, sine, cosine and tangent calculations, bearings etc

Statistics including: understanding and working with data etc

Reasoning including: interpretation, strategy and problem solving

What next...

You could consider continuing with Higher Mathematics or use this qualification as an essential route into many areas of further study including technical, science and social science subjects, nursing and teaching.


Entry requirements...

Ideally you will have achieved Mathematics at Nat 4 /Intermediate 1 or equivalent

Mature students are very welcome

All applicants will be invited for interview