  # National 5 Maths

Course Content

 Unit 1 Expressions and Formulae •  Significant figures •  Volume (sphere, cone and pyramid) •  Gradient •  Circle (length of an arc and area of a sector) •  Breaking brackets •  Factorising- Common factor- Difference of 2 squares- Trinomials- Completing the square •  Algebraic fraction simplification •  Surds (simplification and rationalising) •  Indices (including scientific notation) Unit 2 Relationships •  Equations and inequalities •  Changing the subject of a formula •  The straight line •  Simultaneous equations (graphic and algebraic) •  Pythagoras- 3D, coordinates and converse- Angles in quadrilaterals and circles- Chords and perpendicular bi-sectors •  Quadratics- Equation from a graph- Sketching- Turning point- Equation of axis of symmetry- Quadratic formula- Discriminant- Roots •  Similarity (length, area and volume) •  Trigonometric graphs •  Trigonometric equations and identities Unit 3 Applications •  Appreciation and depreciation •  Compound interest •  Trigonometry- Sine Rule- Cosine Rule- Area of a triangle- Bearings • Vectors- Add and subtract 2D vectors- 3D Co-ordinates- Add and subtract 2D & 3D components- Magnitude •  Statistics- Quartiles and Inter Quartile Range- Standard Deviation •  Equation of line of best fit •  Reverse percentages •  Fractions (4 operations including mixed)

Assessment

To gain the overall award students must pass written assessments in all three units of the course and an external assessment.

The SQA external exam consists of 2 papers:

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A prelim, which is of the same form as the SQA external exam, takes place under exam conditions.

Progression

Students may progress to Higher Mathematics in S5/S6 or exit to higher or further education, using either the qualification as a general or specific entry requirement for a course.

Course Booklets

Prelim Revision

Exam Questions by topic

Final Exam Revision