The course aims to:
- motivate and challenge candidates by enabling them to select and apply mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical situations
- develop confidence in the subject and a positive attitude towards further study in mathematics and the use of mathematics in employment
- deliver in-depth study of mathematical concepts and the ways in which mathematics describes our world
- allow candidates to interpret, communicate and manage information in mathematical form, skills which are vital to scientific and technological research and development
- deepen candidates’ skills in using mathematical language and exploring advanced mathematical ideas
The course contains a comprehensive range of skills within the following key areas:
The course assessment has two components, which will be assessed externally:
|Component 1: question paper 1 (non-calculator)||70||1 hour and 30 minutes|
Component 2: question paper 2
|80||1 hour and 45 minutes|
Please note that these arrangements are subject to change.
Simon Fogiel is the Head of Mathematics at Robert Gordon’s College and Secretary of the Scottish Mathematical Council. Simon holds a MA(Hons) in Mathematics, a PgDip in Medical Physics and a PGCE(S) in Mathematics teaching from the University of Aberdeen. An SQA Advanced Higher Mathematics marker for 5 years, he has over 18 years of teaching experience and 13 years in senior teaching roles. He is passionate about helping his students realise their potential in this subject area.
Simon is a keen writer for a long-standing comedy group, producing sketches and a weekly column for a regional newspaper. His creativity and talented teaching style brings a curiosity led approach to mathematical challenges encouraging his students to think in different ways.