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2. Senior Phase

Senior Phase S4-S6 Easter Revision Schedule 2018 

General Advice

Maths is best studied by tackling questions as opposed to reading through work.  A little and often is better than cram and leave for several days.  Set aside time on at least 4 days per week to focus on maths, get used to working without the distraction of phones, etc. like it is in the exam.

And remember, you gain marks in an exam you do not lose them.  If the examiner can’t see your working (even if you don’t finish a question) they have nothing to mark.

Finally... it is important to have breaks and relax after a block of intense revision

We will check what revision you have done!!!!

 

Higher

SQA Specimen, 2015 and 2016 - download from the SQA website (free of charge) or access through Edmodo to be completed in your revision jotter

 

National 5

Model papers E and F - complete in the booklet

SQA 2014 and 2015 - download from the SQA website (free of charge) or access through Edmodo to be completed in your jotter or on scripts if printed off

If extra practice needed on any particular topic 3 booklets are on Edmodo and there is a link to National5maths.co.uk

 

Final Prelims

All classes will have a final whole course prelim towards the end of the first week back after the Easter break.  Class teachers have issued relevant dates and timings to their classes

 

 

National 3 Lifeskills

COURSE TITLE National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics
NUMBER OF PERIODS PER WEEK 5
AWARDING BODY SQA
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Broad General Education mathematics competent at second level
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course enables learners to acquire mathematical and numerical skills and apply them in a variety of real-life situations.  In addition, learners will develop thinking skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions.

Manage Money and Data The general aim of this Unit is to enable learners to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of mathematics and numeracy to manage money and data in real-life contexts.  Learners will build on their mathematical and numerical skills to determine factors affecting income and expenditure, budgeting and saving.  Learners will also organise, present and interpret data based on real-life contexts.

Shape, Space and Measure The general aim of this Unit is to enable learners to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of shape, space and measures in real-life contexts.  Learners will build on their mathematical and numerical skills by using measures and elementary geometry to tackle real-life situations.

Numeracy The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ numerical and information handling skills to solve simple, real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement.  As learners tackle real-life problems, they will use their knowledge of number processes, information handling and probability to make informed decisions.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

To achieve the National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics Course, learners must pass all of the required Units.  Units are assessed as pass or fail by the school.

SKILLS FOR LEARNING, SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK INCLUDED

Numeracy
Literacy
Think skills
Reasoning skills

 

National 4

COURSE TITLE National 4 Mathematics
NUMBER OF PERIODS PER WEEK 5
AWARDING BODY SQA
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Broad General Education mathematics competent at third level or a pass at National 3 Lifeskills Mathematics

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learners will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for developing mathematical ideas. Learners will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions.

Expressions and Formulae Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to straight forward mathematical expressions and formulae. These include the manipulation of abstract terms, the simplification of expressions and the evaluation of formulae. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, geometry, statistics and reasoning.

Relationships Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to straight forward mathematical relationships. These include solving equations, understanding graphs and working with trigonometric ratios. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and reasoning.

Numeracy The general aim of this unit is to develop learner’ numerical and information handling skills to solve straight forward, real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement.  As learners tackle real-life problems, they will decide what numeracy skills to use and how to apply these skills to an appropriate level of accuracy.  Learners will also interpret graphical data and use their knowledge and understanding of probability to identify solutions to straightforward real-life problems involving money, time and measurement.  Learners will use their solutions to make and explain decisions.

Mathematics Test This is the Added Value Unit of the National 4 Mathematics Course.  The general aim of this Unit is to enable the learner to provide evidence of added value for the National 4 Mathematics course through successful completion of a tst which will allow the learner to demonstrate breadth and challenge.

Breadth and challenge will be demonstrated through the use and integration of mathematical ideas and strategies linked to straight forward mathematical expressions, formulae and relationships.  This will include the application of algebraic, geometric, trigonometric, statistical and reasoning skills. Numerical skills underpin all aspects of the course, and the ability to use these without the aid of a calculator will also be assessed.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

To gain National 4, learners must pass all three units including the final Mathematics assessment (Added Value Unit). Units and the Added Value Unit are assessed as pass or fail by the school.

 SKILLS FOR LEARNING, SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK INCLUDED

Numeracy
Literacy
Think skills
Reasoning skills

Personal Finance

COURSE TITLE Personal Finance
NUMBER OF PERIODS PER WEEK 5
AWARDING BODY Jointly SQA & IFS University College
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

National 3 Lifekills Mathematics or above, equivalent Mathematics courses are also acceptable.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Personal finance Award consists of two mandatory units

The Principles of Money This unit will help candidates to gain a better understanding of what money is and where it comes from.  It will help candidates to understand sources of income, how to store and access their money and how to use a budget.  Candidates will also learn about foreign exchange.

Money Management This unit focuses on managing money and equips candidates with the skills required to deal with everyday financial encounters.  Candidates will learn about bills and budgeting and will look at the costs involved with borrowing money.  They will consider insurance and long term financial planning and will look at different ways of buying goods and how to compare different deals.

Numeracy at SCQF level 5 The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ numerical and information handling skills to solve real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement.  At this level, real-life problems will have some complex features and be set in contexts which are unfamiliar to the learner.  As learners tackle real-life problems, they will decide what numeracy and information skills to use, and how to apply those skills to an appropriate level of accuracy.  Learners will also interpret graphical data and use their knowledge and understanding of probability to identify solutions to solve real-life problems involving money, time and measurement.  Learners will also use their solutions to make and justify decisions.

COURSE ASSESSMENT To achieve the finance units candidates must pass two online assessments.  Numeracy is assessed as a stand-alone unit and marked passed or fail by the school.
SKILLS FOR LEARNING, SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK INCLUDED

Number processes
Money, time and measurement
Information handling
Thinking skills
Literacy skills

National 5 Mathematics

COURSE TITLE National 5 Mathematics
NUMBER OF PERIODS PER WEEK 5
AWARDING BODY SQA
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Broad General Education mathematics competent at fourth level or a pass at National 4 Mathematics

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learners will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for developing mathematical ideas. Learners will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions.

Expressions and Formulae Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to mathematical expressions and formulae. These include the manipulation of abstract terms, the simplification of expressions and the evaluation of formulae. The Outcomes cover aspects of number, algebra, geometry and reasoning.

Relationships Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to mathematical relationships. These include solving and manipulating equations, working with graphs and carrying out calculations on the lengths and angles of shapes. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and reasoning.

Applications Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to applications of mathematics. These include using trigonometry, geometry, number processes and statistics within real-life contexts. The Outcomes cover aspects of these skills and also skills in reasoning

COURSE ASSESSMENT

To gain National 5 Mathematics learners must pass all units and the final exam.  Units are assessed as pass or fail by the school.  The final exam is set, marked and graded (A to D) by the SQA.

SKILLS FOR LEARNING, SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK INCLUDED Numeracy
Literacy
Think skills
Reasoning skills

 

Higher Mathematics

COURSE TITLE Higher Mathematics
NUMBER OF PERIODS PER WEEK 5 (+1 study)
AWARDING BODY SQA
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

National 5 Mathematics pass at grades A to C

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Structure

This Course will develop, deepen and extend the mathematical skills necessary at this level and beyond.

Learners will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for exploring mathematical ideas through symbolic representation and diagrams. In addition, learners will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in making informed decisions.

Expressions and Functions Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop knowledge and skills that involve the manipulation of expressions, the use of vectors and the study of mathematical functions. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

Relationships and Calculus Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop knowledge and skills that involve solving equations and to introduce both differential calculus and integral calculus. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

Applications Unit  The general aim of this Unit is to develop knowledge and skills that involve geometric applications, applications of sequences and applications of calculus. The Outcomes cover aspects of algebra, geometry, calculus, and also skills in mathematical reasoning and modelling.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

To gain Higher Mathematics learners must pass all units and the final exam.  Units are assessed as pass or fail by the school.  The final exam is set, marked and graded (A to D) by the SQA.

SKILLS FOR LEARNING, SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK INCLUDED Numeracy
Literacy
Think skills
Reasoning skills

 

Advanced Higher Mathematics

COURSE TITLE Advanced Higher Mathematics
NUMBER OF PERIODS PER WEEK 5 (+1 study)
AWARDING BODY SQA
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Higher Mathematics pass at grades A to C

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learners will acquire and apply operational skills necessary for exploring more complex mathematical ideas.  In addition, learners will develop mathematical reasoning skills and will gain experience in logical thinking and methods of proof.

Methods in algebra and Calculus The general aim of the unit is to develop advanced knowledge and skills in algebra and calculus that can be used in practical and abstract situations to manage information in mathematical form.  The outcomes cover partial fractions, standard procedures for both differential calculus and integral calculus, as well as methods for solving both first and second order differential equations.  The importance of logical thinking and proof is emphasised thourghout.

Applications of algebra and Calculus The general aim of the unit is to develop advanced knowledge and skills that involve the application of algebra and calculus to real life and mathematical situations, including applications to geometry. Learnerswill acquire skills in interpreting and analysing problem situations where these skills can be used.  The outcomes cover the binomial theorem, the algebra of complex numbers, properties of functions, and rates of change.  Aspects of sequences and series are introduced, including summations, proved by induction.

Geometry, Proof and Systems of Equations The general aim of the unit is to develop advanced knowledge and skills that involve geometry, number and algebra, and to examine the close relationship between them.  Learners will develop skills in logical thinking.  The outcomes cover matrices, vectors, solving systems of equations, the geometry of complex numbers, aw well as processes of rigorous proof.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

To gain Advanced Higher Mathematics learners must pass all units and the final exam.  Units are assessed as pass or fail by the school.  The final exam is set, marked and graded (A to D) by the SQA.

SKILLS FOR LEARNING, SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK INCLUDED Numeracy
Literacy
Think skills
Reasoning skills

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